Rodney Crowell guests on Acoustic Cafe
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
– Rodney Crowell is this week's featured in-studio guest on Acoustic Cafe. Crowell spends time with Acoustic Cafe host Rob Reinhart as he discusses his new, Grammy-nominated album "Sex & Gasoline" and working on the record with producer, singer and songwriter Joe Henry.
Acoustic Cafe is nationally syndicated on public radio stations.
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