Depending on the distance

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Depending on the distance
Studio album by Jimmy LaFave


October 8, 2012

Label (s) Music Road Records

Format (s)


Genre (s)

Folk , Country

Title (number)


running time

about 60 minutes


Jimmy LaFave

Studio (s)

Cedar Creek Studios ( Austin , Texas )

Depending on the distance -

Depending on the Distance is the eleventh studio album by the US country and folk musician Jimmy LaFave , which he released in October 2012.

Track list

  1. Clear Blue Sky - 4:25
  2. Missing You - 3:53
  3. Red River Shore - 9:37
  4. Living In Your Light - 4:47
  5. Vanished - 4:01
  6. Land Of Hope And Dreams - 4:30
  7. It Just Is Not Right - 4:14
  8. Red Dirt Night - 3:15
  9. I'll Remember You - 5:51
  10. Bring Back The Trains - 3:06
  11. Tomorrow Is A Long Time - 5:23 am
  12. Talk To Me - 2:59
  13. A Place I Have Left Behind - 4:21


As in his previous works, LaFave also covered several pieces by his role models such as Bob Dylan , Bruce Springsteen or John Waite for Depending on the Distance . The album includes Waite's hit Missing You and well-known Dylan songs like Tomorrow Is A Long Time , but also eight songs that LaFave wrote himself.

Stylistically, the album was classified between folk and country music. It also contained influences from southern rock and roots music . As in his earlier works, his new CD featured many ballads, even though some rock songs were also included.

The album was released on CD on October 8, 2012 on Music Road Records . It followed his last studio album, Cimarron Manifesto , released five years earlier , as well as his compilation album Favorite's .


source rating
The Telegraph

Martin Chilton from the Daily Telegraph gave the CD three out of a possible five stars. He especially praised LaFave's own songs, which he described as authentic roots music. The album received great praise from the Allmusic website . The author emphasized the quality of the interpretations of foreign songs on the one hand, and LaFave's own songs on the other. He also referred to him as one of the best Americana interpreters , who did not become well known among the general public.

Individual evidence

  1. Jimmy LaFave - Depending On The Distance ,, March 29, 2013, accessed October 9, 2013.
  2. a b Depending on the Distance from Allmusic , accessed on October 9, 2013 (English)
  3. a b Martin Chilton: Jimmy LaFave, Depending On The Distance, album review ,, October 23, 2012, accessed on October 9, 2013 (English)