Friday, March 24, 2006

Marty Stuart- I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome

You're especially blue now that the listening period is over.

I have a ready response for George Jones when I hear him mournfully croon, "Who's gonna fill their shoes?" The obvious answer is Marty Stuart. His bona fides are impeccable. His output remains adventurous and interesting. And not that it's admirable, but Stuart still walks on the wrong side of the law. Remarkably, Tempted, one of the greatest country albums of last 25 years, is out of print. The 1991 release seemlessly fuses the sounds of Roy Orbison, Bruce Springsteen and Rodney Crowell to the traditional country pantheon. Here's the first track.

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