Willie Nelson’s Countryman: Our Own Roots ‘n’ Ganja Man Visits Planet Reggae by Elena Oumano

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Since born rebels see comrades in every other outlaw and country & western’s twang once ran Jamaican airwaves, our own roots ‘n’ ganja man’s reggae album isn’t strange, just overdue.

Planet Reggae maintains no tune ever lived that couldn’t benefit from a one-drop injection, and that bias holds up here, though to be fair, Willie’s music is comfortable in any world he chooses to visit. Mostly reggaefied c&w chestnuts, these 12 tracks smoothly fold in home comforts—acoustic guitar, pedal steel, dobro, and harmonica.

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