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  1. Howdy Folks & Gather Round [Intro]
  2. Dreaming Cowboy [MP3]
  3. The Sad Milkman [MP3]
  4. Dark Sun
  5. In Bristol Town One Bright Day
  6. Sweetheart Waltz
  7. Snowbird
  8. Cry Cry Cry
  9. When the Roses Bloom Again
  10. Cancion Para Mi Padre
  11. Rock Me To Sleep
  12. Goodnight Cowboy Sally [outro]

"Timms blends rapture and disenchantment in a way that recalls those old cliches about why caged birds sing. Her voice, a secretive murmur refined by her native English accent, is the stuff of lullabies. But her knowing stance pulls back from that intimacy with a sweet sadness." —New York Times

"She melts the ice with trad-country music gentle enough for lullabies and lyrics odd enough for the Brothers Grimm." —CMJ New Music

"Timms wraps her voluptuous alto around a song, she steeps it in the only authenticity it needs—honest emotion." —The Nashville Scene

Sally Timms Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos

BS 061 1999 $6.49
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What’s that you say, brother? Having trouble sleeping? Life’s burdens got you staring at the ceiling all night? Booze and pills lost their effectiveness in getting you to sweet unconsciousness?

Take heart, friend, because we have the panacea for you: Cowboy Sally’s Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos. On this seductive little album, Cowboy Sally curls up by your bedside and softly croons a dozen lullabies for adults about dreaming cowboys, sad milkmen, sweetheart waltzes, Dr. Strangelove, and bloody snowbirds. Her languid, dreamy, smooth-as-honeyed whiskey voice will take you on a pleasing journey through the un-make believe lands of sorrow, betrayal, and emotional devastation. It ain’t gonna help you sleep, but it helps to know that you’re not alone.

Backing Cowboy Sally on this album is an assortment of musicians that deliver the mood in spades. Anchored by the likes of Tom Ray (Devil in a Woodpile, Pine Valley Cosmonauts), John Herndon (Tortoise), and Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case, Grievous Angels), there’s also appearances by Jon Langford (Waco Brothers, Mekons), Robbie Fulks, Andrew Bird, Fred Armisen (yes, THAT Fred Armisen), and Jane Baxter Miller. There’s also songs by Jeff Tweedy, Robbie Fulks, Johnny Cash and The Handsome Family. So, my wayward charges, saddle up with Sally and prepare for a ride you’ll not soon forget.



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