Rodney Crowell is about to release his new album, The Chicago Sessions, produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and record up at The Loft in Chicago. What more could you ask for?
The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda spoke to Rodney Crowell, who was at home in Nashville, about working with Jeff Tweedy, singing Townes Van Zandt songs and celebrating Emmylou Harris’ birthday.
The video features Rodney wearing John Lennon’s legendary suit worn during the opening of The Beatles’ debut film A Hard Day’s Night.
RC says, “For the past thirty-odd-years I’ve owned the suit John Lennon wore in the opening scene of A Hard Day’s Night, a birthday gift from Rosanne Cash courtesy of a Sotheby’s auction of Fab Four memorabilia. I’ve worn it in public a few times, once on the David Letterman show and before that on a Country Music Award telecast. Only Roger Miller ever took notice. Smiling, he made the keen-eyed comment, ‘I like your teddy boy suit, Rodney.’ For the ‘Lucky’ video, we hit on the idea of paying tribute to sixties black and white, rock and roll TV shows like Hullabaloo and Shindig. For me, the wardrobe choice was simple: Saville Row gaberdine.”
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