Rodney’s new album Tarpaper Sky comes out tomorrow – But you can get “The Long Journey Home,” the first track on the album, for FREE right now. Click HERE then enter your email address.
March began with Claudia and I binging on the first season of House of Cards, the writing of which I can’t put on the same level as The Wire or seasons two through five of Breaking Bad, but I’m thinking it rates alongside the likes of Homeland and Mad Men. Television writing has gotten so good that for the last couple of years our date nights rarely include going to the movies. Cable television is better. In fact, Blue Jasmine was the only Academy award nominated film from 2013 that I liked (thanks to Claudia’s membership in the Screen Actors Guild, we watched all the nominated films at home.) Well, actually, I liked August: Osage County well enough to wax poetic on its merits during a couple of dinner parties, that is until three of our actor friends insisted, entirely separate of each other, that the film was a step backward from the stage play, and that I should probably stop singing its praises. What can I say? I wimped out and wrote it off.
At the end of week one, my... Read More
The Grammy-winning Texas singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell and his crew came by the KXT studio to showcase two tracks from his forthcoming release, Tarpaper Sky.
February 2014 started with Emmylou, Rodney and Glory Band playing the last five concerts of the “Old Yellow Moon” tour. A few days later, making good on the dinner at Rodney’s house auction item that brought top dollar at last summer's Celebrity Barn Dance fundraiser featuring Vince Gill, Elizabeth Cook, Michael Einziger, Anne Marie Simpson, Cory Chisel, Mary Karr, Myself, and one hell of a rocking band, Dallas super-chef Dean Fearing, himself a pretty nifty guitar player, threw down a five course fare that, first thing the next morning, sent a dinner party of 12 scuttling to the gym.
Mid-month, with another duet album in mind, Emmylou and I found time to continue writing songs and to bring Cory Chisel in to collaborate on a couple of tunes. Talk about a lad with the gift---smart move on our part. It’s a good sign when you find yourself sitting around singing new songs for the simple pleasure of it.
One fine evening Claudia and I met up with Robyn Hitchcock and his... Read More