Fifty years into his career, country music legend Bobby Bare has earned his place among some of the most beloved artists in his field (see Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, among others). And, 50 years in, he decided to converge on legendary RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tenn., with a few of his buddies (Buddy Miller, Vince Gill, Randy Scruggs, and others) to record a sixteen song collection of traditional and contemporary American folk songs.
Plus one cover of a classic pop hit by U2.
The result is Darker Than Light (released Nov. 13, 2012, on Bare's own Plowboy Records). Long-time fans of Bobby Bare are likely to eat this album up, as are folks who enjoyed Johnny Cash's America recordings from a few years back. Others might find more of a mixed bag. Check out my full review for more information.
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