Calexico heads to the edge of the sun

It doesn’t happen often that you can tell one of your favorite songwriters how much you love one of his songs.

And it’s even rarer when the songwriter responds with humility and gratitude instead of a brush-off “thanks.”

But just like “Hush,” the hymn-like, shadowy ballad from Calexico’s 2012 Album Algiers is not your run-of-themill song, its writer and singer Joey Burns is not your everyday rock star.


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