9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
truly western music,
By A Customer
This review is from: Prairie in the Sky (Audio CD)
If you're a Willy Nelson, or a Tracy Nelson fan, you should know Mary McCaslin. She sings in an unaffected folk manner, and she is witty, to boot. This album personifies what the girl the cowboy is waving to on the cover of Quicksilver's "Happy Trails" album would sing on her front porch swing. The beautiful "Cole Younger" piece haunts like Emmylou's "Pancho and Lefty", but is less refined and more gritty, "campfirey"(if that's a word), and sung in a very persuasive first person. This is a fun album, especially if you toss into a shuffle play mix on the CD changer with Riders in the Sky, Bob Wills, and Willy Nelson. Enjoy!