To Tulsa and Back We shouldn't take Cale for granted just because he's been so good for so long. His laconic Okie rock, with its sawdust shuffle beats and… To Tulsa and Back We shouldn't take Cale for granted just because he's been so good for so long. His laconic Okie rock, with its sawdust shuffle beats and… 2004-06-08 J.J. Cale
Music Review

To Tulsa And Back (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 08, 2004; Lead Performance: J.J. Cale

We shouldn't take Cale for granted just because he's been so good for so long. His laconic Okie rock, with its sawdust shuffle beats and bluesy melodies, has always been a tonic for the harried soul. And the predictable elements -- Cale's down-low vocals, his clean guitar lines and itinerant laments -- have not worn thin from overuse.

Originally posted Jun 18, 2004 Published in issue #770 Jun 18, 2004 Order article reprints