An American master!
Dwight Yoakam’s new CD, SECOND HAND HEART, “drops!” Tuesday!!!!! I love Dwight! Terrific song writer, with a strong, emotional twangy voice. Americana’s “deep thinker”! Yoakam’s songs MAKE YOU FEEL SOMETHING. He’s been putting out albums since the mid-1980s – all, in my opinion, wonderful. Fab melodies (Beatles are a big influence); intelligent, TRUE lyrics; and that makes-me-weak-in-the-knees voice. Dwight’s got it all. GONE is my fave DY CD,but THREE PEARS, just three years old, is also well loved and played at the Tirella shack – to no end some days!
WHY DOESN’T EVERY AMERICAN KNOW DWIGHT YOAKAM IS A NATIONAL TREASURE?!
And he is still touring – a tour de force – deep into his 50s! Voice as intense as ever, lanky bod still alluring. He delivers kick-ass shows that last all night. Dwight eats no sugar and has been a vegetarian since his 20s. Could this be the secret to his creativity and vitality? Besides the genius????
Here’s a tune from SECOND HAND HEART! Enjoy! – R. Tirella