- STEVE EARLE: TRANSCENDENTAL BLUES: 2000: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: My favorite Steve Earle album. The album has rock. country, bluegrass and the best song- and one of Steve’s all time best and most popular songs- a celtic song- Galway Girl. Other favorites- the title track, the Beatlesque Everyone’s In Love With You, I Can’t Wait, Wherever I Go, All My Life and Over Yonder.
- BOB DYLAN: TOGETHER THROUGH LIFE: 2009: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Grateful Dead writer Robert Hunter co wrote all but one of these songs. The only other time Dylan collaborated at this degree on an album was with Jacques Levy on Desire. Dylan’s first #1 in Britain since New Morning in 1970. Another very strong album from Dylan- but I’d rank it a little below the previous three- and that isn’t a big criticism as great as those were. Dylan’s next album would be a shocker- a Christmas album of all things.
Also listened to the August 12 Celtic Crush on The Loft.