Produced by Rosanne's husband John Leventhal and featuring guest appearances by Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Teddy Thompson, and Johnny Cash, the album is a showcase for Cash's trenchant, soul-baring songs about love and mortality.
Chico Mann is the brainchild of Antibalas' guitarist, Marquitos Garcia, who, armed with his childhood Casio keyboards, recorded Manifest Tone Vol. 1. The project, which began as an experiment in spontaneous composition, proved to be a true glimpse into the essence of Garcia's musical passions: the
"Omnipop" features all sorts of eardrum feasts, for listeners who are starved for catchy, engaging, transcendent music that doesn't either offend or bore. Beautiful, sensitive, damned talented, witty, unforgettable---Sam's got it all, and so does this album.