Guitar Man was JJ Cale's twelfth album. Like his previous two releases, it relied quite heavily on drum machines and synthesizers, as it was for the most part a one-man-band album, with Cale playing all the instruments himself (drummer James Cruce appeared on the opening track, otherwise the only other musician involved was his partner Christine Lakeland). The result perhaps left the record sounding a little cold and digital, and there were definitely a few places where it would have benefited from a real drummer, but nevertheless it was still a nice collection of relaxing grooves, as was to expected.
He wouldn't release another studio album for eight years, the longest gap in his career to date.
Closer To You (1994) <|> Live (2001)
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