A visit with singers who know what it means to lose heart.
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.
With “Endless Highway,” there remains this profound sense of unfinished business.
A ringing reminder of his ability to inspire, in good times and those decidedly worse.
A nasty little put down, this track better matches performer and lyric.
“Mercy!” Staples crows. “Oooh boy, you’re banging on that guit-fiddle!”
They create something deeper than what came before – something harder to quantify.
One Track Mind: Bob Dylan and the Band, “Odds and Ends” from The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (2014)
Lost time may never be found again but, sometimes, lost songs are.
Willie Nelson’s presence here means a debt has finally been repaid.
We find Phil Ochs sharpening his weapons for a final attack on injustice.