Rodney Crowell - Close Ties (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:37 minutes | 919 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Americana has had a banner few years, to put it mildly, and the roots of its current incarnation can be traced back to Rodney Crowell. The Texas-born songwriter has collaborated with everyone from Emmylou Harris to Waylon Jennings, all while maintaining a solo career that's netted him two Grammys and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. It's fitting, then, that Crowell's new album Close Ties unfolds like a history lesson, both of his personal mythology and the music that shaped it. Produced by Jordan Lehning and Kim Buie, the 10-song collection considers Crowell's influences while looking to the future, each song delivered with Crowell's slight growl and poet's eye for detail. Also, the album features guest appearances from Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow and John Paul White.