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Robert Earl Keen, “Footprints in the Snow” from Happy Prisoner (2015): One Track Mind

Robert Earl Keen, “Footprints in the Snow” from Happy Prisoner (2015): One Track Mind

Robert Earl Keen’s take on Bill Monroe’s “Footprintw in the Snow” is this the best kind of cover song — timeless but personal.

Nils Lofgren’s ready for Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band’s return: ‘Some hope that lingers’

Nils Lofgren’s ready for Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band’s return: ‘Some hope that lingers’

Despite leading his own groups for decades, Nils Lofgren still enjoys the challenge of collaborating with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

John Mellencamp’s Freedom’s Road heralded a complete, still on-going artistic rejuvenation

John Mellencamp’s Freedom’s Road heralded a complete, still on-going artistic rejuvenation

‘Freedom’s Road,’ released today in 2007, found John Mellencamp exploring the uncertainties that exist inside middle America’s most reliable traditions.

Diana Krall – Wallflower (2015)

Diana Krall – Wallflower (2015)

Diana Krall is better than these arrangements, better than this album, better than she’s too-often presented — even though those records sell the most.

The Band, “(I Don’t Want To) Hang Up My Rock ‘n’ Roll Shoes” (1971): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “(I Don’t Want To) Hang Up My Rock ‘n’ Roll Shoes” (1971): Across the Great Divide

This old Chuck Willis tune, forgotten in the wake of his early death, gave the Band a chance to let loose ā€” and let loose they most certainly did.

Staple Singers, “Jesus is All” from Freedom Highway Complete (2015): One Track Mind

Staple Singers, “Jesus is All” from Freedom Highway Complete (2015): One Track Mind

‘Freedom Highway Complete’ makes viscerally clear that the Staple Singers, though they’d moved far afield of gospel, could still rattle the back pews.

Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks remains as painful as it is enigmatic

Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks remains as painful as it is enigmatic

Released 40 years ago, ‘Blood on the Tracks’ signalled that Bob Dylan was ready to re-engage in his career. It was also something more personal.

Mark Knopfler, “Beryl” from Tracker (2015): One Track Mind

Mark Knopfler, “Beryl” from Tracker (2015): One Track Mind

“Beryl” reminds us of why Mark Knopfler became famous in the first place — even as it seems to retrace the steps that led him away from that fame.

Bob Dylan, “Stay With Me” from Shadows in the Night (2015): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan, “Stay With Me” from Shadows in the Night (2015): One Track Mind

If Bob Dylan’s new song is any indication, ‘Shadows in the Night’ could end up surprising more than a few naysayers. It’s certainly changed my mind.

Martin Luther King Day songs by Stevie Wonder, Queen + U2, others: Gimme Five

Martin Luther King Day songs by Stevie Wonder, Queen + U2, others: Gimme Five

We celebrate Martin Luther King Day songs by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Queen, Public Enemy, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and more.