Cardboard Boat + The Free Brontosaurus Combo
Berkeley’s sixth studio album is undoubtedly his finest. Here we find the lush arrangements and layered textures of strings and horns, guitars and keys we’ve come to know from his previous work. But there’s a new power in Berkeley’s writing and performance, perhaps a result of the New Mexico landscape in which he now writes and records. Berkeley’s vocals have never sounded been better, and when he blends with Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins, the results are sublime.