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Weeks and Rymes lent backup vocals to Yoakam's acclaimed Buenos Noches From a Lonely Room in 1988, and the Lonesome Strangers moved to a larger label in HighTone. They issued their second album, an eponymous effort, in 1989, once again to highly complimentary reviews. However, when Rymes relocated to the East Coast in the early '90s, the band went on hiatus. Rymes' return to Los Angeles several years later quickly brought about a reunion with Weeks, and eventually a new album, 1997's Land of Opportunity. It was released on Anderson's Little Dog imprint and co-produced by him and Dusty Wakeman, who filled the empty bass slot (drummer Jim Christie and keyboardist Skip Edwards also played on the album). Jeff Roberts was later hired as the touring bassist, and the drum chair was filled first by ex-Plowboy Kenny Griffin, then Greg Perry. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi