The Seasoned Troubadour and the Aussie Wunderkind

Rodney Crowell is a legendary luminary of the singer/songwriter/alt-country world and he returned to Sings Like Hell for another (his third) great show at the Lobero Theatre. Associations with Emmy Lou Harris, Roseanne Cash and Mary Karr, numerous hits and awards are just part of his story. Titles like “If Looks Could Kill,” “Shame on the Moon” and “Sex and Gasoline” give a taste of his sardonic yet ultimately romantic approach to writing about all those things that happen in a life of loving and losing. The show began with a blazing set by Joe Robinson, winner of the 2008 Australia’s Got Talent and other awards for his virtuoso fingerstyle playing. He’s also a singer/songwriter and plays some pretty fine blues, rock, jazz, fusion etc. Joe added tasty acompanyment to Mr. Crowell’s set as well.