2014 release, a 50th Anniversary tribute to Johnny Cash's landmark album BITTER TEARS: BALLADS OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN.
This album was produced by Joe Henry and features performances from Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Bill Miller and many others. Of all the dozens of albums released by Johnny Cash during his nearly half-century career, 1964's BITTER TEARS is among the closest to the artist's heart. A concept album focusing on the mistreatment and marginalization of the Native American people throughout the history of the United States, it's eight songs spoke in frank and poetic language of the hardships and intolerance they endured.
Now, 50 years after it was recorded, a collective of top Americana artists has come together to re-imagine and update these songs that meant so much to Cash. The album features American music giants Kris Kirstofferson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Bill Miller, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and Norman Blake (the guitarist and only surviving member from the original recording sessions) as well as up-and-comers the Milk Carton Kids and Rhiannon Giddens, interpreting the music of BITTER TEARS for a new generation.
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