Rodney Crowell Joins LR Baggs Presents Series
Rodney Crowell is the latest to join the LR Baggs Presents series with material from his new album, TEXAS, out August 15th. Rodney met up with LR Baggs at Dan Knobler’s Goosehead Palace Studio to perform acoustic versions of “Treetop Slim and Billy Lowgrass“, “The Border“, and “Flatland Hillbillies“.
Rodney Crowell is using an LB6, accompanied by Eamon McLoughlin on violin using an LR Baggs violin pickup, and Hannah Sutherland on backing vocals. The session was directed and edited by Mike Luckett, with camera work by Dave Johnson, and audio mixing by David Brubaker.
These tracks come from Rodney Crowell’s newest album from his own RC1 Records, TEXAS. He turns his emotional focus to the colorful Lone Star culture and the romance of regional music that formed his musical sensibility. TEXAS, which Crowell co-produced with Ray Kennedy, seeks to replicate the sound of that era. Featuring Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Ronnie Dunn, Billy F Gibbons, Randy Rogers, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Steve Earle, Ringo Starr and more, the 11 tracks on TEXAS represent not just a fresh batch of weathered poetry from one of Americana’s finest craftsmen, but also an iconic singer-songwriter letting loose with his friends.
“For the last few years, I’d been writing Texas-centric songs and revisiting some of my tunes from as far back as the mid-seventies,” Crowell explains. “Last year, I started referring to the collection of songs as the TEXAS album.”
Find Rodney Crowell on tour with dates across the United States, United Kingdom, and Denmark. For a full list of tour dates, please visit https://www.rodneycrowell.com/tour.
About Rodney Crowell:
With more than 40 years of American roots music under his belt, Texas native RODNEY CROWELL is a two-time Grammy Award-winner with five number one hits, and a legacy of songwriting excellence which has made him an icon among giants. With strong roots in country music, Crowell has written chart-topping hits for Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Keith Urban, and more. But with the distinctly universal, literary quality of his writing, he has penned songs for artists as diverse as Bob Seger, Etta James, the Grateful Dead, John Denver, and Jimmy Buffett. A member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Crowell is also the author of the acclaimed memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks. In 2012, he teamed with New York Times best-selling author Mary Karr for Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell, with Karr saying of her collaborator, “Like Hank Williams or Townes Van Zandt or Miss Lucinda, he writes and croons with a poet’s economy and a well-digger’s deep heart.” Crowell was honored with ASCAP’s prestigious Founder’s Award in 2017, and that same year released the album Close Ties, which spawned a Grammy nomination for “It Ain’t Over Yet” with Rosanne Cash and John Paul White in the category of Best Americana Song. In 2018, he opened his own record label, RC1, and released his Acoustic Classic project.
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