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I See Hawks in L.A.

  • Hallowed Ground [Big Book, 2008] **
  • Shoulda Been Gold: 2001-2009 [American Beat, 2010] ***

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Hallowed Ground [Big Book, 2008]
Cowpunk meets cyberpunk in Americana's dark past and damaged future ("Ever Since the Grid Went Down," "Carbon Dated Love"). **

Shoulda Been Gold: 2001-2009 [American Beat, 2010]
A more relaxed--too relaxed--Gram-era Flying Burrito Brothers with tales to tell when they're on it, which isn't as often as those tales make you hope ("Byrd From West Virginia," "Raised by Hippies"). ***