Carlos Washington’s Steel Horse Swing – Desert Skies, Sometimes you don’t have to pull out all of your adjectives to try to cover a subject. Sometimes you know the quality of what you’re about to hear is a given. Carlos Washington never releases something that should remain corralled. This new single from songwriter Toy Caldwell doesn’t disappoint either!
Washington and producer/participant Ernie Martinez have pulled out all the desired Cowboy Swing stops to give it the treatment it deserves. The effect is wonderfully cozy, easy Swing with tasty steel guitar, sax and fiddle solos…giving everyone a chance to shine. Personnel includes Washington’s vocal (of course) plus Nick Worley (fiddle), Tom Broderick (steel guitar), Jesse West (electric upright bass), Carlos Chavez (tenor saxophone) and of course Ernie Martinez (electric Eastman Archtop plus percussion and drums).
So!! Are these single releases that have shown up from Carlos Washington and company inching toward a CD-full? We have but to wait. In the meantime, the newest single is highly recommended.
Single: (downloads available through steelhorseswing.com)
– by Rick Huff
Carlos Washington’s Steel Horse Swing – Desert Skies