The godfather of Americana has never been shy of re-invention.
He’s played Tex-Mex, walked dusty roads, taught criminology in Africa and now revisits signature songs live with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble.
It’s a gorgeous set opening with Love Abides, a prayer for those who need reassurance, and taking in tear-stained Goodnight Juarez, a song of the Mexico lost to the drug cartels.
Highlights include the autobiographical East Of Woodstock West Of Vietnam and Nina Simone, a song simply about loving music.
Thad Beckman provides sublime guitar thoroughout, on what will surely end up one of the albums of the year.