In 2004, Vanity Fair asked Eric Clapton "What living person do you most admire?" The answer: "J.J. Cale." This documentary/concert film follows Cale during a rare tour that year to promote the album To Tulsa and Back.
"Cale is credited with originating the 'Tulsa sound,' a soft guitar/vocal style, and his songs have been popularized by Johnny Cash, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Widespread Panic and Eric Clapton, among others. Clapton becomes a key interviewee…. Cale is also an amiable talker … but the highlights come when he sings his own songs, such as 'Cocaine,' with a first-rate back-up group."—Deseret News
"A quicksilver guitarist and sleepy baritone singer…. It's the familiar Tulsa sound, though there are some new wrinkles…. Some of his most inventive playing since the early '80s."—Washington Post
"Cale is every bit as persuasive an interpreter of his own material as are the more famous cover artists who have paid tribute to his predominantly blues and country musical inventions."—Santa Fe New Mexican
"A true Americana original and trailblazer…. Showcases his flint-dry vocals and loose, languid Oklahoma blues rock.''—Albany Times Union