Recording information: McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA (02/23/1991).
Photographer: Emily Johnson.
This live album, recorded in 1991, finds famed protest singer Tom Paxton still going strong nearly 30 years after his Greenwich Village heyday. Paxton's sociopolitical wit is as topical and incisive as ever on this set, as shown by tunes like "I Am Changing My Name to Chrysler" and "Yuppies in the Sky." But while Paxton is sometimes pegged as a comic songwriter, he is equally adept at plaintive, wistful songs in the traditional folk style, and there are several fine examples here. Paxton's best-known song, "The Last Thing On My Mind" (which has been recorded by everyone from Neil Diamond to Willie Nelson), is featured as well.
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