J.J. Cale: A Man Less Famous Than His Songs

Nov 11, 2013

J.J. Cale

Monday, November 18th, 2013, 7:30pm: host Tom Engelmann returns with another episode of "Unsung Heroes: Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music," profiling the work of the late guitarist and songwriter J.J. Cale.  Known mostly as a songwriter for Eric Clapton, John Weldon "J.J." Cale wrote compositions that were recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kansas, Poco, Waylon Jennings and numerous others.  Songs written by Cale that have been covered by other musicians include "After Midnight," "Cocaine," "Clyde" and "Call Me the Breeze."  In 2008 he was a Grammy Award winner, jointly with Clapton.