Carlos Washington’s Steel Horse Swing – Party On Piedre Lumbre, In song we’ve heard about fanciful hoedowns conducted under desert stars (and tucked away from prying eyes) by everything from critters to cactus! In Carlos Washington’s swinging creation, it’s spirits who are getting spirited high atop a storied New Mexico mesa.
Well known in the Land Of Enchantment is the longtime spiritual retreat Ghost Ranch. It’s greatest fame may have come due to the prominent residency of artist Georgia O’Keefe who lived and painted nearby. Its light hasn’t diminished from legendary actress and seeker Shirley Maclaine having looked down upon it from her hillside estate! A feature of the dramatic mountain bluff that shelters it is the Piedre Lumbre (or “shining rock”).
The song is wonderfully put together by vocalist/executive producer/arranger/former rodeo rider Washington, producer Ernie Martinez and nine other top players including Hailey Sandoz (fiddle) and Tom Broderick (steel). Definitely recommended! You won’t have more fun playing in your “swing” than this!!
Downloads through steelhorseswing.com
– by Rick Huff