February 28, 2013 - Dwight Yokum became popular in the 1980s with a sound that harkens back to an earlier era of country music. Five of his albums have topped Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 have appeared in the Top 10. But it has been seven years since Yoakam’s last album of original material.
Musician/producer Beck joined him in the studio to help steer the first few recordings for his new one 3 Pears. Yoakam talks about their work together, as well as his love of Buck Owens and the reasons behind his attachment to Appalachia.
Plus, Beck. We go back in our archives to hear Beck from a decade ago, when he was more focused on his own music than production. It’s an interview with the Cafe’s Michaela Majoun from right around the time of his highly praised, but emotionally dark Sea Change album.