1996's Guitar Man was followed by the biggest gap between studio album releases in JJ Cale's career - 8 years. He was now into his 60s, so perhaps a slowing of pace was in order. Nevertheless he was still touring. Into the new millenium, he put out To Tulsa And Back aged sixty-six, proving he still had it and age was in no way affecting his style. Indeed the opening track, "My Gal", turned out to be one of the tightest, funkiest songs in his extensive repertoire. The rest of the album presented his usual mix of cool, bluesy sounds, some of them with quite a modern sheen to the production, but all unmistakeably JJ Cale.
Following his 2004 tour in support of the album, a tour documentary DVD was released in 2005, also under then name To Tulsa And Back. Also in 2004 he appeared as a guest at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, exposing his music to a legion of new guitar fans who had previously only known his songs through Clapton's (and other artists') covers.
Live (2001) <|> Roll On (2009)
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