On Cale’s new album Roll On (Rounder Records, Feb. 24) you can hear why this younger generation of artists draws inspiration from his timeless but perpetually modern songs.
Artists as diverse as Spiritualized, Beck, Band Of Horses, Widespread Panic and moe have recently covered Cale songs. While in the song “Toothbrush and My Table” Grace Potter sings “Give me back my jeans and my JJ Cale” and husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi said in a recent interview that their mantra when forced with a difficult artistic decision is: “WWJJD – what would JJ do?”
Listen to tracks from Cale’s new album ‘Roll On’:
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Band Of Horses, “13 Days”
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Spiritualized’s version of “Call Me The Breeze” titled “Run”
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