The Witching Hour Sessions – Rodney Crowell

The Witching Hours Session – 31/12/2017.

Rodney Crowell.

One of the standout artists of Americana, Rodney Crowell is as talented a guitarist, producer and songwriter as he is a solo recording artist. He firstly came to prominence as a member of Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band during the 70s and during the 80s his production work on his then wife Rosanne Cash’s records helped her win critical success and a string of hits. His songs have been recorded by the Oak Ridge Boys and even Bob Seger.

Born into a musical family in Texas in 1950 he moved to Nashville in the early 70s where he met with Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Mickey Newbury, could you get better inspiration for a young songwriter?

He has recorded around 17 studio albums but it was his fifth one ‘Diamonds and Dirt’ (1988) that broke him on country radio and gave him an unprecedented return of 5 #1 singles. One of those singles ‘After All This Time’ also won him a Grammy for Best Country Song. All his subsequent albums have been a critical and commercial success and he continues to reap respect from his worldwide fan base.

Tonight’s listening;

Diamonds And Dirt (1988)

The Houston Kid (2001)

The Outsider (2005)

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