Miss Devon & The Outlaw
Plains, Trains and Also Bob Wills
CD titles structured this way generally suggest an amalgam or grab bag of goodies. That is certainly the case here! The album’s liner notes on their own from the artists and producer/contributor Rich O’Brien nearly make its purchase worth it. Seldom have I encountered a clearer reveal of the artistic and technical dynamics involved in pulling together a tough project. But pull it together they did! In fact, the finished effect is more than just “successfully pulled off.” It’s jist purt’ gosh-durn tremendous!!
Picks include a clever take of Cindy Walker’s classic “Pliney Jane,” a newer one from Richard Not-Covered-As-Much-As-He-Should-Be Elloyan called “Great Basin Waltz,” Ray (or possibly Dale) Evans’ “Hazy Mountains,” The Outlaw’s own “I’m Just A Cowboy” and The Outlaw Jesse Del gets to become Jesse The Yodelin’ CowBOY on Ranger Doug Green’s “Jessie The Yodelin’ Cowgirl” doing it with his partner Devon Dawson, who sang the original on the Toy Story 2 soundtrack!! In another fun feature, Miss Devon offers a period protest song concocted by her dad, Philip Claude ‘Ryan’ Osborne, called (“There’s A) Diesel Engine On The Cannonball”…of all the gall!!
Fourteen tracks, highly recommended.
CD: (available by googling the Miss Devon & The Outlaw and the CD title)
From his first CD.
Great Basin Waltz
Jessie, The Yodellin’ Cowgirl
On The Trail
Milk Cow Blues
The Texican’s Prayer
Two Lumps O’ Sugar
Disel Engine On The Cannonball
I’m Just A Cowboy
Border Affair [aka Spanish Is The Loving Tongue]
Back When The Longhorn Was King