It's never been fashionable to cite The Eagles as an influence.
The band, whose guitarist and vocalist Glenn Frey died on Monday, was not just one of the most popular and commercially dominant bands to come out of L.A.'s '70s country-rock scene (or any other scene). They embodied just about everything that the avant-garde was out to destroy.
Jenny Lewis, a favorite daughter of the L.A. rock scene, has a deep streak of affection for commercial '70s country-rock and its smooth-pop cousins. The Eagles are likely no exception. She's one of our finest songwriters today, and a rare one capable of dramatic, exacting harmony arrangements that recall Frey and Henley as much as her beloved Patsy Cline.