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“I Kidnapped Willie Nelson”

May 30, 2021 // 0 Comments

“Through the jaundiced eye of a starving artist, Jack Shields paints portraits of heartbreak, vice, and hilarity over eight barnstorming songs. Something like a marriage between Loudon Wainwright and John Prine (with Ween as the wedding band), Shields is in sparkling form on “I Kidnapped Willie Nelson,” a meditation on the thankless nature of individual genius. Disreputable, cautiously optimistic, and quietly self-loathing, “Late to the Funeral” is a picture of a party coming to a final, sordid finish. Shit, it was cheaper than therapy.” - Brendan Ruberry, Medium [...]