Lynn Harper, “Only Lady Hobo On The Line”

From the Republic label comes this little gem of a ’60s C&W oddball. A toe-tapper with some nice guitar that tackles the day to day life of a lady hobo. Life experience? Inspired by someone she knew? Adventure fantasy? Or had she just read “Sister Of The Road” by Boxcar Bertha? I have no clue. If it draws you in with its oddity, it just might hold you with its stripped down arrangement, clickety-clackety train groove, and Lynn’s plainspoken, unaffected vocal delivery. It’s a charmer.