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Sally Timms
 
The longtime Mekons vocalist has released an album of country-tinged tunes, To The Land of Milk and Honey and toured performing those songs. The album, more sedate and restrained than most of her previous Mekon work, has a number of quite catchy and lovely tunes. While the Mekons are best known for their avant-garde song-writing and beer-and-whiskey-soaked performances, Timms uses a more traditional country/folk/pop approach on this record and it works well for her. Her voice is quite beautiful and is well-showcased on these mellow sessions. While most of the songs are at least co-written by Timms, she is joined by fellow Mekon Jon Langford (for whom she sings backing vocals on his latest solo release Skull Orchard), and Pulsars leader and studio guru Dave Trumfio (credited as Baron Von Trumfio) who both played on the record as well as handling some song-writing and production.

In 1999 Timms released Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos on Bloodshot Records. It is a lovely, well-produced effort of traditional-sounding country, folk ballads. The record includes a delightful cover of Jonny Cash's "Cry Cry Cry" as well as "When the Roses Bloom Again," a contibution from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.

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