Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart reminded us that the Oscar-winning actor could sing, so the surprise here isn't Bridges' worn-denim vocals, which producer T Bone Burnett surrounds with… Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart reminded us that the Oscar-winning actor could sing, so the surprise here isn't Bridges' worn-denim vocals, which producer T Bone Burnett surrounds with… 2011-08-16 Jeff Bridges Country Blue Note
Music Review

Jeff Bridges (2011)

Jeff Bridges | COUNTRY DUDE Bridges' gravelly vocals and stand-out songwriting make his self-titled a surprise treat
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COUNTRY DUDE Bridges' gravelly vocals and stand-out songwriting make his self-titled a surprise treat
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 16, 2011; Lead Performance: Jeff Bridges; Genre: Country; Production: Blue Note

Crazy Heart reminded us that the Oscar-winning actor could sing, so the surprise here isn't Bridges' worn-denim vocals, which producer T Bone Burnett surrounds with his trademark chamber-country atmospherics. Rather, it's Bridges' songwriting on appealingly idiosyncratic cuts like the philosophical ''Tumbling Vine'' and ''Falling Short,'' on which he wonders if God put him here to ''bushwhack a path.'' Spoken like the Dude himself. B+

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Originally posted Aug 10, 2011 Published in issue #1168-1169 Aug 19, 2011 Order article reprints
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