Cracker always stood with a foot in both of these California music beds. ‘Berkeley to Bakersfield’ fully explores their twinned inspirations.
You might expect a rootsy track called “21+” to focus on hell raising in a fictional saloon. Butch Walker does something different.
Steve Cropper grew up around the sounds he was asked to play during a memorable ‘Blues Brothers’ segment at a country bar. That wasn’t the issue.
With “Rock ‘n’ Roll Again,” Blackberry Smoke got my toes tapping. There’s not much more you can ask for from this type of song.
Glen Campbell, stricken with Alzheimer’s, doesn’t shy away from the disease’s brutal realities on “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.”
A perfectly calibrated tribute, one full of broken Stonesy grandeur.
‘It’s been just incredible': The Eagles’ Don Henley notes deep-cut confusion among surge of new fans
“Half the audience,” Henley says, “came to the party a little bit later.”
One Track Mind: Lucinda Williams, “East Side of Town” from Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (2014)
Every detail is given the kind of weight only Lucinda Williams can provide.
Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, the Mavericks, LeAnn Rimes + others – Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue (2014)
There’s not nearly enough “outlaw” here to justify the name of this album.
Don Henley became so infuriated that he came up with an ingenious plan.