This disc presents some quirky differences. There is a band of stellar players; musicians such as Greg Leisz (guitar Dobro, pedal steel, and a lot more) David Pilch (upright bass), and John Bruni (piano and Hammond Organ) amongst others. These are top shelf players that could be utilized in all kinds of ways and except for the opening cut, Ain't Waiting Any Longer, they are more or less kept in check to play background or create atmosphere of some dreary folk tunes he wrote about a hard life. The opener has some spunk and a great back beat and if the disc had followed up it would be something quite different and far more interesting.
The front cover is a tree growing. The back cover is p picture of a bearded man in a long over coat with a snap brim fedora against a fuzzy city backdrop, and that fits the disc far better than a vibrant growing tree. Again the first cut sets out a tableau that paints a whole different picture that is far more interesting with some guitar interplay than the rest of the disc, which is more like day number 50 in cold wet weather when the ground is already soaked.
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