American Songwriter Live: Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell has been a man on fire of late. Within the past two years, he’s seen the publication of his critically-acclaimed memoir Chinaberry Sidewalks, collaborated with the poet Mary Karr on the stellar album KIN, and recently recorded an album of duets with Emmylou Harris. All the while, he’s been working on songs for a new solo record.

We got the chance to visit Rodney at his new homestead, a bucolic retreat situated among rolling hills just outside of Nashville. He played us a new song called “Fever On The Bayou,” a Cajun-flavored tune “twenty years in the making” that he co-wrote with Will Jennings. The song will appear on the upcoming solo record.

Audio recorded and mixed by Steve Martin. Video shot and edited by Neal Dahlgren.