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Ramblin' Jack Elliott: A Stranger Here
Buy! - (Anti-)
The latest album from the veteran folk singer is a collection of depression-era blues songs that now have renewed power and relevance in the worst economic times since the Great Depression. Beautifully produced by Joe Henry with stellar accompaniment including Van Dyke Parks, Greg Leisz and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo, A Stranger Here is one of Ramblin’ Jack’s greatest recordings, and much like Anti- labelmate William Elliott Whitmore’s criminally ignored new album, a powerfully resonant soundtrack for these uneasy times. 3/12/2009 - Don Yates