Hoyt Axton: A Rusty Old Halo
Hoyt Axton has enjoyed an amazingly diverse career as a songwriter, recording artist and movie actor. While Axton is rooted
equal parts in the folk and country traditions, his pop smarts have enabled him to land substantial hits with numerous artists.
Among the artists who have recorded Axton's songs are Three Dog Night ("Joy to the World," "Never Been to Spain"), the
Kingston Trio ("Greenback Dollar"), Steppenwolf ("The Pusher," "Snowblind Friend"), and Ringo Starr ("No No Song"), as well
as Waylon Jennings, Glen Campbell, Tanya Tucker, John Denver, and Commander Cody.
As an artist, Axton has released a string of remarkably consistant albums that feature his warm baritone and wry earthy lyrical
Garth Hudson can be heard on the track "Viva Pancho Villa" (Hoyt Axton) on A Rusty Old Halo. On his 1990 album Spin of the Wheel, Axton did a cover of The Band classic "The Weight." A Rusty Old Halo was re-released on by Edsel on a a 1998 Axton compilation CD.
Hoyt Axton - A Rusty Old Halo - 1979 - Jeremiah 5000
AMG Rating: 4 (out of 9)