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Dixie Blur by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson

Dixie Blur

Release Date: Mar 6, 2020

Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Indie Folk

Record label: Bella Union


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Album Review: Dixie Blur by Jonathan Wilson

Excellent, Based on 2 Critics

The Line of Best Fit - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Flirting with country-rock as he does here on his fourth album Dixie Blur, it's an unsurprising move for an artist so fascinated with Americana. Undoubtedly his most explicit journey into this world; be it the drivetime rock of Tom Petty , the story-telling of Springsteen, or the ambitious whimsy of Van Dyke-Parks. Even looking at the album sleeve you can tell Wilson has been getting with The Byrds ' 1968 country-rock masterpiece Sweetheart of The Rodeo more than a little.

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AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

After Jonathan Wilson released 2018's wonderful Rare Birds, he realized he'd taken his third album of Topanga Canyon psychedelia-drenched singer/songwriter sound to its zenith, and needed a new direction. He found it inadvertently while appearing on NPR's eTown with Steve Earle. The elder songwriter advised him to travel to Nashville and take advantage of its top-notch studio aces.

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