Here’s a wonderful set of songs from Rosanne Cash taken from the performance on Mountain Stage that was originally recorded in Nov 2008, Rosanne is accompanied by husband John Leventhal (guitar), Jeff Allen (bass) ,the set kicks of with two tracks from Rosanne’s Black Cadillac album, followed by Sea of Heartbreak which she duetted with Bruce Springsteen on her critcally acclaimed album The List released last year, the Hal David/Paul Hampton number is followed by another cover, the late great Townes van Zandt’s Two Girls, the set closed out with a classic track from Rosanne’s second album Right or Wrong No Memories Hanging Around, originally recorded with Bobby Bare this time she is joined on-stage by ex-husband Rodney Crowell.
Dreams Are Not My Home
The World Unseen
Sea of Heartbreak
No Memories Hanging Around
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This last week or so I’ve been feeling sorry for myself, for one reason or another the details not important – I’ll not bore you with it but my mood has been a little reflective, looking back at mistakes made, lessons learnt, bridges burnt – you get the picture. Music has always been a therapy for me and occasionally when the stars align and coincidence pays a visit a light appears from the umbra and puts things right, I’ll no doubt contemplate the deeper reasons why at some point but all the matters right know is I recount the redemptive qualities of Rich McCulley’s new album Starting All Over Again which I’ve had on repeat play for the last few days.
The title reflects the bitter-sweet nature of the album on which McCulley pays tribute to the loss of former girlfriend Amy Farris and close friend and collaborator Duane Jarvis, recorded and self produced at his Red Hill Recording studio in Echo Park CA. it’s a vital collection of compostiions written by McCulley with co-write credits for Todd Herfindal (The Meadows), Duane Jarvis, Grant Langston , Mark Christian and Justyne Kelley,
McCulley support’s his own smooth vocal playing electric, slide, acoustic and dobro guitar – additional instrumentation is provided by a host of talented musicians, fleshing the sound out with keyboards, horns, strings and percussion on this McCulley’s fourth full length release. The package is a highly engaging collection of roots rock at the smoother end of the scale, the delivery is slick but not syrupy, the sound familiar without ever descending into pastiche, thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish there’s no filler here, an honourable tribute.
Here’s the title and closing track from the album Starting All Over Again