posted July 27th, 2020

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Of course, that's just not quite the reality for most of us right now, but Bill Callahan's folksy meditation on belonging not only assuages fears, but conjures what's needed most right now: a cross-the-driveway embrace of simple family values and connection.   
With "The Mackenzies," a broken-down car leads a man to adopt a new family next door. Shedding his trademark DIY bon mots with ease, Bill floats, alongside guitars and bass, through a dreamscape of deep feels, contrasting what's left with what's really left. An elegiac father-son mood abides; gentle voices murmur in the night the words we all want to hear: "Son - it's okay."

Listen to the "The Mackenzies" now on the digital streaming platform of your choice, we'll see you next week!

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan