Former Tea Party bellower and Eastern mysticism aficionado, who rises again with his characteristic blend of psych-tinged rock with South Asian accents at the Phoenix Monday (April 24).
Homayun Sakhi - Music Of Central Asia Vol. 3: The Art Of The Afghan Rubb "The rubb is one of the most haunting sounds I've ever found. It's definitely going to be a part of the next record I'm writing. I'll be continuing the fusion of world and rock music."
Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton "What an amazing box set. I've fallen in love with Patton and the blues again. I explore the latter on Black Snakes Blues, on my new album, Exile And The Kingdom."
John Renbourne - The Hermit "I've been listening to this album a lot back home in Ireland. For acoustic music, he's the finest around."