A grand musical celebration of Wylie Gustafson's native state,
Wylie & the Wild West's
Sky Tones—Songs of Montana
offers a breadth of styles in its collection of inspired tunes.
There are lullabies, waltzes, ballads, a polka, and, of course, some
incomparable yodeling from the master.
Wylie Gustafson comments, "For me, there is no better inspiration to celebrate
the wide open spaces than by being a songwriter from Montana. To sing about
another place seems almost unfaithful."
He describes the CD, "Sky
is a compilation album of our Montana-themed songs that I have composed and/or
recorded over the years. In March of 2012 we went to Nashville and re-recorded
'Ridin’ the Hi-Line,' 'Montana Moon,' 'Goodbye Old Paint,' 'The Yodeling Fool,'
'Big Sky Lullaby,' and 'My Home’s In Montana.' It is the perfect soundtrack for
any kind of Montana journey you plan on taking: physical or metaphysical, car
or horseback, whether you are counting on loneliness or casting for love!"
A group of top-notch musicians back up this spirited release, including Dennis
Crouch, Hoot Hester, John McTique, Erik Gustafson, Mark Thornton, Larry Marrs,
and Robby Turner. The stunning cover art is from a painting by
Tim Cox, designed by George Garfio.
See our feature here about Wylie & the Wild West.
is available for $15 postpaid from Wylie Gustafson's
sample tracks for the entire album at