A Stranger Here | CD


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  1. Rising High Water Blues
  2. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
  3. Rambler’s Blues
  4. Soul Of A Man
  5. Richland Women Blues
  6. Grinnin’ In Your Face
  7. New Stranger Blues
  8. Falling Down Blues
  9. How Long Blues
  10. Please Remember Me

Working with producer Joe Henry (Bettye LaVette, Solomon Burke, Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint), the 77 year old Elliott sings and plays acoustic guitar, and is backed by a stellar collection of musicians handpicked by Henry, among them Van Dyke Parks and David Hidalgo (Los Lobos).

Revered for his interpretive take on traditional American music, on A Stranger Here Elliott steps out of the country/folk arena that has shaped his legend, 50+ years in the making. Haunting and evocative landscapes crafted by Henry construct a mood that is enhanced by Elliott’s world-scarred voice. Together, musician and producer examine a carefully selected number of pre-WWII blues songs in a wholly unique way.

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