- Chinaberry Sidewalks by Rodney Crowell | Knopf Doubleday
- Book Review: Rodney Crowell’s “Chinaberry Sidewalks”
By January, the coldest month, the local population is down to seeds and stems. The boy from the Houston swamps figured he might learn something new in the frozen north. Rodney was disappointed when a chinook kicked up from the west and the weather turned mild. Snowdrifts melted into puddles. But he perked up when the winds gusted to 80 mph and started tipping over trucks on the interstate.
He took to walking on the levee every morning, leaning into the teeth of that wind, surrendering to its indifferent anger — a happy man. You may sense an analogy coming around about now, and here it is: As an artist, Rodney Crowell is all skin and membrane.
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He wants to feel everything — sucking the world in and filtering it out again through words and music. The CD was recorded in quick live sessions with the fabled producer, Joe Henry, a brilliant musician and songwriter in his own right.
Chinaberry Sidewalks by Rodney Crowell | Knopf Doubleday
I refer to you the attached email dialogue between Rodney and Joe to learn about the genesis of the album and the story of their inspired collaboration. A man. Here are some things you probably already know about Rodney Crowell. With this, like, wow. Postmedia is pleased to bring you a new commenting experience.
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Book Review: Rodney Crowell’s “Chinaberry Sidewalks”
Visit our community guidelines for more information. Born in Houston in , Rodney Crowell has released nearly twenty albums in four decades, with five consecutive number-one hits, and has also worked widely as a songwriter and a producer.
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