Wylie & The Wild West – Rave In The Wind (2011)
Much of Wylie’s earlier work mined the musical styles of the American West including plenty of Western swing, Bakersfield sound, a bit of rockabilly, and some fantastic yodeling. Wylie is, after all, the guy who wrote and performed the famous Yahoo! yodel. Those influences are still here, but this record has a stronger rock component which works really well with Wylie’s voice. Plus there’s some polka. And flamenco. The band moves convincingly through these various styles, and that in and of itself is a characteristic of the West.