Jakob Dylan

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 25 April, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 April, 2010, 12:00am

Jakob Dylan
Women and Country

You can't miss the drawl of Dylan senior in his son's voice. Jakob has been plugging away for years at a career that has enjoyed modest success, but with Women and Country he finds new confidence with folk rock.

Veteran producer T Bone Burnett lent his magic to Women and Country and the quality shows. Dylan's vocals are enhanced by lush arrangements and a crack backing band. There's a sense of retrospection to the album, from the steel guitar in Truth for a Truth, to the sleazy old-style horn arrangements of Lend a Hand. Smile When You Call Me That is an old-style country and western love song, with the humour and bittersweet lyrics that come with the genre and proof of Dylan's new direction.