They plunge a ladle deep into the Deep South’s bubbling gumbo pot of musical influences.
And so the reflective ‘Northern Lights-Southern Cross’ ends, so full of promises.
One Track Mind: Jerry Garcia Band, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” from GarciaLive: Volume Four (2014)
Jerry Garcia’s take is simply enveloped in an atmosphere of absence.
“All I could do was admire it from afar,” he admits, “and long for something similar.”
An odyssey toward imagination’s outer limits, with Garth Hudson as rocket fuel.
Another song emerges from Tweedy’s new solo album, along with a bonus track.
Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Rock, Roots and Prog): John Oates, Jack White, David Crosby, Joe Henry, GOASTT, California Breed
A career-defining three-EP set, a stirring comeback, another thrilling head scratcher.
A celebration of everything Helm meant to music, and vice versa.
Across the Great Divide: The Band, “It Makes No Difference” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)
A moment like few others from the Band, and Rick Danko’s greatest vehicle.
In the melancholy wisdom of his lyrics, this lost singer-songwriter has very few rivals.