Thirty years ago, Larry Jon Wilson said to The Tennessean, "I'd love to write something that's on everyone's lips. I'd love to make a rhyme that would put money in the coffers of the people that have believed in me. ... Many of the people I used to hang out with are famous now, and I haven't been able to bring myself to say to them, 'I've got a song that would work perfect for you.' When I see them now they have pinchers all around them doing that—people that wouldn't give them sweat before their fame—and I don't want to think of myself that way." Maybe that lack of upward self-fuel has kept Wilson, who was featured in the epic documentary, Heartworn Highways, from releasing a new record in the past thirty years. But after a week of one-take recordings, he a new self-titled album of hoarse ballads and deep love due late June. He sounds like Bill Callahan looked into the future, which may explain why they are on the same label.
Download: Larry Jon Wilson, "Me With No You"