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John Scofield - Country For Old Men is this week's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette podcast

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Coming off a Grammy win earlier this year for his last album, Past Present, John Scofield has been largely in the spotlight over the last year, sitting in the with The Roots on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, gracing the cover of Downbeat and garnering the attention of NPR.   His impressive 40-plus-year career has seen Scofield masterfully tackle multiple genres as well as several eclectic collaborations with everyone from Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, to Government Mule and Medeski, Martin & Wood, not to mention his own groups.

Next up for the acclaimed guitarist is an exploration into his strong country and folk roots with Country For Old Men.  The new Impulse!/Verve Label Group release out September 23is Scofield's homage to such greats as George Jones, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, James Taylor and Hank Williams among others. Country for Old Men has Scofield playing alongside accomplished colleagues Steve Swallow, Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart, and was produced by Scofield himself.

John Scofield's 'Country For Old Men' is the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Podcast for Sunday, 13 November 2016. Written by  Rich Kienzle. LISTEN