File under: Rough hewn, blue-eyed, vintage Southern soul. Tracked in a single night in 1973, with producer Bob Johnston and the same Nashville session cats that cut Blonde on Blonde, Bill Wilson’s Ever Changing Minstrel was originally released on CBS subsidiary Windfall Records that same year…to little fanfare.
Now, some four decades later, it’s back in print remastered from the original tapes — rescue courtesy of the Tompkins Square label. Townes, Kristofferson, Guy Clark and a host of other early 70s trade luminaries come immediately to mind — as do more esoteric contemporaries, such as David Ackles and fellow Vietnam vet turned songsmith, F.J. McMahon. “Ballad Of Cody“, below – an autumnal taste (and favorite).