Cowboys don't get much more cosmic than Jimmie Dale Gilmore, a genuine new wrangler of the purple sage who matches gritty West Texas country and rock 'n' roll with folkie introspection, Eastern philosophical musings, and an insinuating voice that sounds like Roy Orbison channeling Zarathustra. You can hear why that creaky drawl has earned him a cult audience over the past dozen years: Like its owner, the quivering and apparently brittle thing has tremendous depth and sinewy character--the vocal equivalent of a Clint Eastwood stare--and it echoes the windswept expanse of his native... More >>>