Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real “Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)” – Listen

What do we love most about Lukas Nelson ?  Is that his band name combined with his song titles are guaranteed to over-run the line length?  Well, that’s cool, but it’s not it.  Is it that Promise of the Real rock hard like a younger Crazy Horse?  Well, that’s cool too but….you know what we really like ?  He’s as prolific as his old man, as prolific as his sometime bandmate Neil Young.  He just puts out a lot of stuff and it’s really good.  Why, when you think about it, would that not be what we like about  Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real? Continue reading “Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real “Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)” – Listen”

Jason Isbell and Sheryl Crow cover Dylan’s “Everything Is Broken” – Listen

Sheryl Crow has covered Bob Dylan songs in the past such as ‘Mississippi’ and ‘Tombstone Blues’, and she keeps up that tradition on her forthcoming ‘Threads’ album, due next month, where she covers Dylan’s ‘Everything Is Broken’ but recasts the song as a duet with Jason Isbell. As RS describes it, “their rendition opens with some fierce guitar runs from Isbell, before Crow sings about “broken lines,” “broken strings” and, in a nod to her album title, “broken threads.” Isbell steps in on the second verse, lamenting “streets filled with broken hearts.” It’s a true duet, with the vocalists eventually swapping lines and harmonizing together.” Have a listen below.

Sheryl Crow: Country artists are beholden to the NRA

It’s the bit about money that’s the killer in this claim which also happens to be bang on it (the money that is).  The Guardian reports: “Money and fear have kept country music artists from speaking out about gun laws, the nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow said, even after thousands of country fans were targeted in October in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. “You would think after Vegas we would see some leadership from our country community,” Crow told the Guardian. “But all I can say about that is if there’s money involved, and fear, these conversations come to a screeching halt.
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