I've been digging the Rick Rubin Johnny Cash discs, and decided to toss out a question:
If you could pick an artist or artists to make albums with Rick Rubin, who would you pick?
In the country/alt country vein, I'd pick...
Male: Randy Travis, Lyle Lovett, and John Prine.
Female: Loretta Lynn, Linda Ronstadt, and Shelby Lynne.
In the realm of rock, I'd go...
Male: Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, and Marshall Crenshaw.
Female: Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, and and Hope Sandoval.
Pardon me for skewing old, but he seems to do his best work with artists who need a shot of fresh creative blood.