Endless Skyways: Vinyl LPTSQ5937
Label: Tompkins Square
So you’re into cosmic country? You like that far reaching expanse of twangy sounds and pedal steel but are you also ready for the wooziness of Bobby Lee as he really exceeds the micro-dose on this one, whilst adding some playful English folk rock to the mix.
Endless Skyways is Bobby Lee’s third full album and second release on Tompkins Square. Returning to the full band sound of his debut, the name Endless Skyways is borrowed from a line in Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land, one of the cornerstones of American music. That song’s mix of the terrestrial (“ribbons of highway”) and celestial consciousness encapsulates Lee’s brand of widescreen cosmic americana; a duality also evident in the album’s split between deep-fried rural rock and ambient country. Dusty boots but third eye open.