It seemed like an interesting gimmick – 52 songs over 52 weeks. That was Timmy Sean’s promise for 2015. For just $20 (US), he would produce a song a week for a whole year. I signed up on the strength of this song alone. Sean is musically multi-dexterous, with material that pays homage to a broad array of poprockers ranging from Fountains of Wayne to Hall and Oates. But “Western Rodeo” is a departure in more ways than one. First, it’s country! None of the other 51 tracks really go there. Second, the song’s arrangement and performance are flawless. I like a lot of the 52 songs Sean served up but for me this single is a cut above. It has a lovely melancholy acoustic guitar foundation that builds slowly and solidly, adding pedal steel, lead guitar, and great backing vocals, delivering a sonic impact I usually associate with early Eagles or late Byrds material. Sean is a major talent just waiting to break.
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