Dusty Ravens – Low Down Jimmy

  • December 28, 2017

Sydney, Australia based sextet the Dusty Ravens follow-up on 2014’s Stories of Love and Death with Low Down Jimmy – another set of their unique blend of Morricone-style spaghetti western/mariachi and outlaw country complete with sepia-tinted western tales, cowboys and villains, lonesome trails and dusty desert vistas. Standout tracks include: the mariachi inflected opener and title track; the gunslinger’s tale “Annie Get Your Gun”; the Clint Eastwood movie style whistling intro of “The Tale of Suzie Lee”; the somber “Still Got Gold”; and the locomotive song “Bordertown Train.” If you are fans of Calexico, Friends of Dean Martinez, or Giant Sands, be sure to give the Dusty Ravens and Low Down Jimmy a listen and if you get the chance to see them live, expect a night of sobbing in your beer, yahooing, yip yipping, lively trumpets piercing your soul, and weeping pedal steel (to loosely paraphrase their Facebook page). – Written by JFelton



SIMILAR | Calexico, Dirty Three, Devotchka, Friends of Dean Martinez, Giant Sand