Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Stranraer Americana - The Walkabouts
Not the most photogenic of album covers but it is the one which graces this week's slice of Stranraer Americana namely Trail of Stars by The Walkabouts their ninth album from 1999 on the great German Glitterhouse label.
The mainstays of the band are Carla Torgeson and Chris Eckman and I would describe them as a cross between Calexico and The Cowboy Junkies.
They are responsible for the greatest album of covers of all time Satisfied Minds from 1993 on Sub Pop.
Nothing else of theirs which I have heard or have comes remotely close to matching that album but Trail of Stars is not bad at all particularly on the ones on which Carla sings.
Two more to go
The Walkabouts - Straight To The Stars
The Walkabouts - Gold