Monday, April 24, 2017

Rodney Crowell

Artist:  Rodney Crowell
Born:  August 7, 1950.  Crosby, Texas, USA
Genre:  Country, Country Rock, Americana, Contemporary Country, Progressive Country
Occupation:  Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar

Rodney Crowell is an American Musician, Singer and Songwriter in Country Music.  He was influenced by Songwriters Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt.  He played Guitar and Sang for three years in Emmylou Harris' Hot Band.  He has five No. 1 Singles on Hot Country Songs and he has won two Grammy Awards in his career, one in 1990 for Best Country Song for the song "After All This Time" and one in 2014 Best Americana Album for his album Old Yellow Moon.

Title:  Close Ties  (2017)
Genre:  Country, Country Rock, Americana, Contemporary Country, Progressive Country
Label:  New West Records
Rating:   *****


 1.  East Houston Blues  (3:37)
 2.  Reckless  (3:31)
 3.  Life without Susanna  (4:11)
 4.  It Ain't Over Yet  (feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White) (5:14)
 5.  I Don't Care Anymore  (4:28)
 6.  I'm Tied To Ya  (feat. Sheryl Crow)  (3:59)
 7.  Forgive Me Annabelle  (4:10)
 8.  Forty Miles From Nowhere  (6:00)
 9.  Storm Warning  (4:37)
10. Nashville 1972  (3:54)


Rodney Crowell:  Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Tommy Emmanuel:  Lead Acoustic Guitar on Track 1
Jordan Lehning:  Backing Vocals on Tracks: 1, 5, Pump Organ on Tracks: 2, 4, 10, Electric Guitar on Track 3, Piano on Track 3, Acoustic Guitar on Track 5, Keyboards on Track 5
Jerry Roe:  Percussion on Track 1, Drums on Tracks: 4, 5, 9, Vocals on Track 9
Ian Fitchuk:  Percussion on Tracks: 1, 6, Shaker on Track 2, Drums on Tracks: 6-8
Steuart Smith:  Acoustic Guitar on Tracks: 2, 4, 6, 7, Electric Guitar on Tracks: 5, 6, 9
Jedd Hughes:  Acoustic Guitar on Track 2
Audley Freed:  Guitar, Bouzouki on Track 3
Michael Rhodes:  Bass on Track 3
Fred Eltringham:  Drums on Track 3
Tanya Hancheroff:  Vocals on Tracks: 3, 9
Vicki Hampton:  Vocals on Tracks: 3,9
Jim Oblon:  Gut-String Guitar on Track 4, Resonator Guitar on Track 5, Acoustic Guitar on Track 6, Electric Guitar on Tracks: 8, 9
Lex Price:  Bass on Tracks: 4-9
Mickey Raphael:  Harmonica on Track 4
Danny Mitchell:  Organ on Tracks: 6, 8, Piano on Tracks: 7, 8
Richard Bennett:  Acoustic Guitar on Track 8
Cory Chisel:  Vocals on Track 9
Adriel Danae:  Vocals on Track 9
Chris Leuzinger:  Guitar on Track 10

Special Guests:

Rosanne Cash:  Vocals on Track 4
John Paul White:  Vocals on Track 4
Sheryl Crow:  Vocals on Track 6

Close Ties is an album by Rodney Crowell, was released on March 31, 2017 by New West Records, featuring Guest Vocals, Rosanne Cash, John Paul White and Sheryl Crow, and including "It Ain't Over Yet" and "Nashville 1972".

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