Elijah Ocean, "Down This Road"
A sideman for country artists like Sam Outlaw and Michaela Anne, Elijah Ocean returns to his solo career with this blast of California-inspired folk/rock. "Down This Road" was hatched in Los Angeles and finished in Las Vegas, days after Tom Petty's death. The head Heartbreaker's ghost looms large over the track, from the overdubbed 12-string acoustic guitars to the cyclical vocal hook that runs throughout. Petty would be proud. R.C.