It’s February 1969 and while Woodstock is yet to happen, the sixties have peaked, psychedelia is a busted flush and Dylan and The Band are leading a return to more traditional American music. Dylan in fact is recording ‘Nashville Skyline’ and in the studio across the street, John Stewart, a folk singer who has spent six years with The Kingston Trio, is recording his first proper debut album with his producer, Nik Venet slyly stealing players from the Dylan sessions as he pulls in favours. Continue reading “Classic Americana Albums: John Stewart “California Bloodlines” (Capitol, 1969)”
Can it really be ten years since John Stewart left this mortal plane? Hard to credit. John Stewart was one of the voices of Americana – before it was Americana. If you know John Stewart you know that – if you don’t know John Stewart then you’re missing out. “There ain’t no wild horses out on Wild Horse Road / There ain’t no wild horses here I know . Somewhere they’re trucking Mustangs on a lonesome desert road”. Yeah. John Stewart.