Member of alt-country supergroup Golden Smog and head honcho of Americana twang-rock sweethearts the Jayhawks, who swagger into the Phoenix Tuesday (January 20)
Bill Fay Self-Titled; Time Of The Last Persecution "Bill Fay's records fell upon deaf ears when they were released, but to me, they're the best things I've heard in years. He sounds like a cross between Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, Nick Drake and Bob Dylan, but remains his own man. His self-titled debut from 67 is lush and psychedelic, but not in a flower-power way. The second record is stripped and bare and sounds like he met either God, Satan or a good drug dealer."
Skip James 1931 "After hearing Lucinda Williams and my friend Jim Boquist go on about Skip, I finally got the 1931 recordings and couldn't believe it. I thought only Robert Johnson could do me this way!"