Greg Coles | Ellensburg, WA | 12/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wylie and the Wild West's best effort to date. The guitar pickin' and vocals both have a more relaxed feel than earlier releases by the group. Buy the CD. You won't regret it."
On the Borderline
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 07/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wylie Gustafson plays western music that would be at home on a Sons of the Pioneers set or Ian Tyson's post-Ian & Sylvia work. His songs are short, often clocking in under 3 minutes. This tall redhead from Montana has a voice that is melodic and often expressive. He writes some sweet melodies such as "Swinging On A Star" & the title track. Many of the tracks are fairly slow, but he can certainly set a toe to tapping as on "Whoop-Up Trail." While most of these songs are more western than country, the Wild West do have some pedal steel on "Without You" that sounds like a classic country weeper that probably sounds good on one of Wylie's Grand Ole Opry appearances. One of the liveliest tracks is "Hooked On Honky Tonk" about a girl who loves to "jump to the juke box all night long." "The Gal Who Invented Kissin'" is another lively track with a western tango beat. Wylie's version of Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country" is a showpiece for one of Dylan's lovely melodies. This is a nice set from an artist keeping our traditional western song alive. Enjoy!"