Lee Hazlewood‘s body of work is that of a tragically underrated genius. He worked his way from DJ to record producer to songwriter to singer and along the way seems to have made everybody else’s career besides his own. Much like a grittier western Chet Atkins the records he produced have a distinct tone- rich bottom end, twangy trembling highs, and all coated in so deep an echo it sometimes feels as if you’re falling in them. In between his work with twang king Duane Eddy and crafting era defining hits for Nancy Sinatra like “These Boots are Made for Walking”, Hazlewood made this extremely charming solo album. Trouble is a Lonesome Town reels you in with its sketch like story/songs. Here instead of using the studio to create a world Hazlewood creates one out of story and invites you in. There are many wonderfully fine records in his catalogue so you can count on another entry here.