John Anderson is known for his country roots. In fact, he has been compared to George Jones, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Lefty Frizzell to name a few. After listening to his 1987 release, BLUE SKIES AGAIN, one hears why Anderson has been hailed as a new traditionalist. However, his lyrical themes, and the mood that he evokes belies any notion of Anderson as a modernist.
There are many high-quality songs on BLUE SKIES AGAIN. On "Somewhere Between Ragged and Right," a duet with Waylon Jennings, we hear a swampy drum beat and a throaty vocal tone. In fact, with each note, this Florida native conjures up images of the Old South. Other highlights include the ballad, "When Your Yellow Brick Road Turns Blue," a song about change and lost romance reminiscent of George Jones. One of Anderson's best albums, BLUE SKIES AGAIN is as captivating as it is reflective.