Sometimes an artist is anointed a "legend." Sometimes this artist's body of work is so consistently lauded, of such ongoing interest and creativity, audiences might be tempted to take the level of craft for granted. Sometimes, such an artist, after a time of flying beneath the radar, emerges with a run of stunning material ascending beyond time and genre. Graham Parker is such an artist and this is his time. Decades into a storied career in rock 'n' roll that began with his band, The Rumour, (presaging new wave, pub rock, and punk) Parker finds himself at the absolute top of his game and in the midst of an extended creative hot streak.