There is a thought provoking review of Bill Mallonee’s Land & Peoples album over at No Depression. Another great Bill Mallonee album that most people will probably never hear, let alone purchase.
“…Mallonee has been peddling, an unfortunate term, his art on the road for years. It often seems as if he’s taken not only his own fair share of life’s swings, but that he’s generously taken a little bit of the swings intended for many of the rest of us. His songs are built on the deepening scars, triumphs paid for, and lessons integrated into life that fall far short of adequately recognizing the innate value of Bill Mallonee’s music. The positive returns that grace Bill Mallonee are woefully incommensurate with the level of his gift and his giving of that gift to us…”