Western musicians release second album

By J.D. Meisner, Bristow News, Bristow, OK, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 jd.meisner@bristownews.com

Slick, OK — A Slick-based western duo will unveil its second musical release this week, a 12-track album packed with vintage westerns that promise to take listeners on a ride through their favorite classic cowboy movies.

A Little Farther West, the western music duo made up of Susie and Robert Maxwell Case, will release the album, “Mountain Storm,” Jan. 6, 2017.

The followup to their self-titled debut CD finds the group further refining its neo-1960’s western movie sound.

Western classics like Tex Ritter’s “The Wayward Wind,” The Sons Of The Pioneers’ “Cool Water,” and Gene Autry’s “South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way), are joined by such modern compositions as Michael Martin Murphey’s “Mountain Storm,” Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Sweet Amarillo,” Barry Ward’s “(Someday) I’m Gonna Ride,” and Marty Stuart’s instrumental “Rhapsidio Sangre De Cristo.” Also instrumentally, the group covers The Shadows’ “Apache” and The Tornados’ “Ridin’ The Wind.”

“We rounded out the set with fresh takes on Ian Tyson’s ‘Four Strong Winds’ and T. Texas Tyler’s ‘Remember Me,’ plus a rousing original ‘Leave Out For The Border (At Midnight),’ ” said Robert, who plays lead guitar and carries vocals with his rich baritone.

Robert’s Duane Eddy-styled guitar leads and wife Susie’s Vox Continental combo organ sounds evoke the spirit of classic western motion picture soundtracks.

Robert has been a modern journeyman solo entertainer all of his working life. He has appeared as opening act in concert with dozens of headline acts including Marty Robbins, Riders In The Sky, and Asleep At The Wheel.

He met his wife Susie while performing in Branson, Missouri, during the early 1990’s. In 2014 she resurrected her childhood piano lessons to begin playing keyboard behind his guitar and vocals and A Little Farther West was born.

The group is active in the western music community through participation in the Oklahoma chapter of the national Western Music Association. A Little Farther West has appeared as opening act in concert with Michael Martin Murphey and has performed frequently at the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum in Ardmore.

“Mountain Storm” by A Little Farther West is available as digital download on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and Google Play. Physical copies of the new CD are available on Amazon and on the group’s website: alittlefartherwest.com for $12 with free shipping in the USA and $15 with free shipping outside the USA.

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