Women and Country by by Jakob Dylan

Mixed Media
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Jakob Dylan’s latest album opens with this: “God wants us busy, never giving up / He wants nothing but the whole wide world for us.” Women and Country, written and recorded in three weeks, carries a haunting spirituality—a sense that things are broken: “it ain’t milk and honey,” he sings, “we’re moving round.” But there is a richness in the songs, too, hoping for “no more love lost and no more shame.” This is rockabilly lament for your music library. (Sony)

About the Author

Allison Backous teaches at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and is a member of Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church.