Root Cellar Xtract: Lonesome Miles
Lonesome Miles is the latest album by country-rock masters Root Cellar Xtract. The band’s mission is to continue the Laurel Canyon music tradition that gave us such artists as The Eagles, Pure Prairie League, Buffalo Springfield, Canned Heat, Jackson Browne and many more.
Lonesome Miles is a follow-up to their 2017 album Rear-View Mirror Eyes and clearly demonstrates the band’s fellowship as well as their individual virtuosity. It also provides an excellent compare-and-contrast reference for how the band has developed and grown over the past few years.
I sat down with four members of the band to talk about what’s changed, what has stayed the same and how gaining the ear of Pure Prairie League’s Larry Goshorn provided them with some very special lyrics for one of their songs.