Happy 2017! We ring in the new year at Cosmic America with a review of the The Band’s Northern Lights, Southern Cross, a somewhat forgotten gem from 1975. Viewed by many as the last “proper” studio release by The Band, this album doesn’t have quite the same lyrical spark as the group’s late 60’s efforts but still manages to paint an enjoyable and rootsy tapestry. Standout songs include It Makes No Difference and Acadian Driftwood, both linked in the blog post.