Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Watch Rodney Crowell Play NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts

Posted By on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Hey, here's a pleasant little treat for your Tuesday afternoon. Two months ago, Texan native, longtime Nashville denizen and legendary songwriter's songwriter Rodney Crowell released his 14th solo record, Tarpaper Sky, to critical acclaim. No surprise there. The guy doesn't really do shit records.

Anyway, Crowell recently stopped in at NPR to play one of their Tiny Desk Concerts. "Rodney Crowell performs with the ease and swagger of a man comfortable in his ways," writes NPR's Bob Boilen. "He carries his songs the way he carries his old guitar: out in the open, no case, almost as an extension of his body." Look above to watch Crowell play three songs from Tarpaper Sky — "Famous Last Words of a Fool in Love," "Jesus Talk to Mama" and "God I'm Missing You" — with help from backing vocalists Shannon McNally and Joanne Gardner. If you dig Crowell's introspective folk fare, you won't be disappointed.

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