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There’s a dapper man who frequents your local, quiet, unassuming, mid-sixties, well-groomed, clean shaven, expensive aftershave, shock of grey hair, chiselled face, still with a twinkle in his steely blue eyes. If you get a chance to talk to him, you will find he is quite the raconteur, with tales of loves loved, loves lost, of roads well-travelled, lessons learnt the hard way, all told with considerable charm and a self-deprecating sense of humour. That man is Rodney Crowell.
Rodney Crowell has been writing songs and performing in bands in Nashville for fifty years. He was a member of Emmylou’s Hot Band for three years, married Roseanne Cash and became close friends with Guy Clark. His songs were covered by Emmylou (Bluebird Wine is on 1975’s Pieces Of The Sky), Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Bob Seger, Crystal Gayle and many others. His biggest selling album is 1988’s Diamonds & Dirt, which spawned five hit singles. His long association with Emmylou Harris was rekindled in 2014 with their duet album, Old Yellow Moon and its follow up, The Travelling Kind. Both are exemplary Americana. Now, he has released another solo album, Close Ties, which » Continue Reading.