Hey folks, putting this in the Singers & Songwriters category because I’m highlighting a fine composition by one of my musical heroes, James McMurtry, whom some of you may remember me mentioning previously. He’s a masterful songwriter, a real treasure. His forte is to inhabit some character or other and convey that character’s world view in some fashion. A remarkable ability.
This one is called “The Lights of Cheyenne” and is from the point of view of a middle aged rural woman in an abusive relationship (he often writes from a female perspective). Not a happy (or short) song but it really illustrates his gift, to whatever extent I can manage to convey it. Thanks for checking it out.