St Christopher Records, CD reissue of Jim’s 1985 LP.
We Had a Big Back Yard
One Child Saved
Iggy’s Little Sister
Black Silk Hat
Don’t I Know You From Somewhere?
This Must Be Paradise
“McCandless is unavoidably compared to John Prine, as he has the same twang in his voice and a similar ability to take the simplest events and make them seem monumental and close to the heart at the same time. And his characters are far more three dimensional than most songwriters… Overall, Backyard is a sardonic, but loving look at hometown America and its odd little families of characters and heroes. – Cliff Furnald, Dirty Linen