Jonathan Wilson - Dixie Blur (Mint Green Vinyl)
Double LP Includes lyric book and DL code
With Wilson's longtime friend Pat Sansone of Wilco producing, Wilson and the band recorded in Studio A at the Sound Emporium, the late country maverick Cowboy Jack Clement's studio. The musicians included Nashville’s premier session players including bass player Dennis Crouch, Russ Pahl on pedal steel, multi-instrumentalist Jim Hoke, and world renowned Fiddle master Mark O’Connor. Working with this Nashville band gave Wilson the same kind of feeling he had as a kid, strumming along with those bluegrass bands.
The album was cut in six days and shows the magic that occurs when musicians play together in a room and create that one consistent thing in time. The album sounds like a stoner Laurel Canyon album performed by a crack band. Standouts include Wilson's new take on Korean Tea, an old song he had done with his ‘90’s band Muscadine. Heaven Making Love is a killer song Wilson wrote for Rare Birds but was abandoned whilst 69 Corvette is a song thinking about his southern home whilst on tour with Roger Waters in 2017-18.