The museful accordion of Garth Hudson on Rick Danko’s “New Mexicoe” heralds not just an important partial reunion for the post-Robbie Robertson Band, but one of the most notable lost gems from their combined solo careers.
By 1981, Benmont Tench had seen success as a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, had been part of several hit moments. That doesn’t mean he was ready to be thrown in the deep end — all alone — on a Bob Dylan session.
I’m sure there will be those who balk at a title like that, what with Neil Young, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed and Bob Dylan himself, of course, appearing on this gala 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration reissue.
Gene Clark, a founding member of the Byrds and one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most intriguing troubadours, has always been suspended in the gray area between obscurity and popularity.
When Neil Young was presented as a potential addition to the trio of Crosby Stills and Nash by Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, Graham Nash admits he had never met the mercurial Buffalo Springfield vet.
The title is a misnomer, of course. Bob Dylan has been releasing lost treasures for so long now — his Bootleg Series, which dates back to 1991, is up to Volume 10 — that you can find official versions with ease these days.
There are turning points in life that don’t announce themselves. That is, you won’t realize what has happened until long after the fact.
Though the late Warren Zevon didn’t record a whole lot of covers, when he did they always revealed his excellent taste: from Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” to Steve Winwood’s “Back in the High Life Again” and Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”
Croz is David Crosby’s first solo album since Thousand Roads was released in 1993, and it finds Crosby in a different place than 20 years ago.
I’ve got no new thoughts to add to this week’s mass of Pete Seeger tributes. His long and inspirational life has been covered extensively from many angles.