J.J. Cale (2002)

This week we are throwing it back to 2002 for an episode featuring one of the most influential songwriters of our time, J.J. Cale.

Over a career that spanned more than a dozen albums of his own, beginning with ‘Naturally’ in 1972, Cale cultivated a quiet anonymity, doing few interviews, rarely performing live, and keeping his picture off his album covers in the first decade and a half of his career. However, in spite of his low profile, Cale exerted an influence on multiple generations of musicians that is prevalent all over popular music today.

We had the pleasure of welcoming J.J. to eTown back in August of 2002 for a rousing performance that featured intimate solo tunes along with a few rockin’ classics with his band, including one of his most famous tunes ‘After Midnight’, made famous by Eric Clapton. J.J. would’ve turned 79 this month so in honor of him, wherever you are, kick back and enjoy the timeless songwriting of Mr. J.J. Cale.