Hot on the heels of his success of his collaboration with Emmylou Harris on the album Old Yellow Moon – which won them a Grammy for 2014 Grammy Award for Best Americana Album of the Year and was named 2013 Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association – Rodney Crowell is set to release Tarpaper Sky, a new self produced album. The album will be available April 18, 2014.
Celebrating 40 years of making music, Crowell has created an album that is said to harken back to some of his most revered and loved work such as Diamonds and Dirt (1988) and Life Is Messy (1992). The album also marks a reunion of the creative partnership of Crowell and Steuart Smith, who was an integral part of his overall sound during the late ‘80s.
Crowell recently penned his own autobiography, Chinaberry Sidewalks, and collaborated with poet Mary Karr on a critically acclaimed memoir style album. He is also a two-time Grammy Award winner, member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and recipient of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association.
Tarpaper Sky Tracklisting
1 The Long Journey Home 4:22 (For Ben)
2 Fever On The Bayou 3:55
3 Frankie Please 2:42
4 God I’m Missing You 3:54
5 Famous Last Words of A Fool In Love 3:48
6 Somebody’s Shadow 3:29
7 Grandma Loved That Old Man 3:42
8 Jesus Talk To Mama 3:38
9 I Wouldn’t Be Me Without You 3:27
10 The Flyboy & The Kid 3:54 (For Guy)
11 Oh What A Beautiful World 5:07 (For John Denver)
Produced by Rodney Crowell & Steuart Smith
Famous Last Words of A Fool in Love – Produced by Dan Knobler and Rodney Crowell
Recorded in Nashville, TN at Sound Emporium, Flearoy’s House of No Low End and Treasure Isle