Reviewed for the Paper of Record.
01 Drunken Poet’s Dream
02 Wild as a Turkey
04 I Got a Gig
05 Faulker Street
07 Little Rock
08 Arkansas Blues
09 Good Friends
10 Bad Liver and a Broken Heart
11 Girl Downtown
13 She Left Me for Jesus
14 I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
15 (new Christmas song written “just the other day”)
16 Highway 87
17 Down the Road Tonight
18 Long Way Home
19 Wish I Hadn’t Stayed So Long
20 A Lover Like You
. . . but he sure ain’t dull. (And his 2006 album Over the Counterculture is still legally available as a free download, courtesy of the artist.) The Watson Twins, meanwhile, kind of are, even though they look great and have lovely voices.
Read all about it in today’s Paper of Record. And then re-insert my omitted last line: “I was going to ask the sisters for [Jenny] Lewis’s number, but it turns out they need it even more than I do.”
I missed Jenny Lewis and the Watsons at the Birchmere and the 9:30 in 2006. How sad am I about it?