Progressive bluegrass singer and bassist John Cowan has assembled a who’s who of roots music for his latest album, Sixty.
Cowan, who also plays bass in The Doobie Brothers, is known for his work with New Grass Revival, Sam Bush, The Sky Kings and his own John Cowan Band, as well his abilities as a session player and vocalist. And he has pulled in some heavy hitters for this record.
Fellow bassist Victor Wooten appears with Chris Hillman (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Manassas) on the track “Fate Full of Shadow.” Hillman also guests on “Why Are You Crying” with fellow former Burrito and founding member of The Eagles, Bernie Leadon.
Other guests include Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell, Jim Messina, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell and Huey Lewis. Messina (Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and Loggins & Messina) is also featured on Cowan’s cover of The Beatles’ “Run for Your Life.”
This teaser gives you a taste of what’s happening on Sixty:
Sixty Track List:
- The Things I Haven’t Done (featuring Alison Brown, Rodney Crowell, Danny Flowers, and Jim Pugh)
- Why Are You Crying (featuring Chris Hillman and Bernie Leadon)
- Devil Woman (featuring Luke Bella and Viktor Krauss)
- Miss the Mississippi (And You) (featuring Guy Allison, John Jorgenson, and Viktor Krauss)
- Helplessness Blues
- Rising From the Ashes (featuring Sam Bush, Viktor Krauss, Frank Solivan, and Andrea Zonn)
- Happiness (featuring Bonnie Bramlett, Sam Bush, and Viktor Krauss)
- Fate Full of Shadow (featuring Chris Hillman and Victor Wooten)
- Run for Your Life (featuring Jim Messina and Josh Williams)
- Who’s Gonna Cry for You (featuring Alison Krauss and Jim Pugh)
- Sugar Babe (featuring Huey Lewis, Sam Bush, Jim Messina, Ray Benson, Hank Linderman, John Jorgenson, and Josh Williams)
- Feel Like Going Home