Well, sadly, I have to call this a disappointment. Having discovered Mr Rawlings as an inspired henchman with Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams, and Conor Oberst, I was very taken with his haunting, spare guitar style and his subtle harmonies, so when I saw that he had released this it was straight on my want-list. Unfortunately, he seems to have left inspiration and, it has to be said, chance taking at home instead of taking them to the studio. There are far too many predictable, singalong country ditties that lack distinction or likeability. Ruby, the opener, is very good, and his version of his and Ryan Adams's To Be Young is fine but we've heard it on Heartbreaker. Method Acting/Cortez the Killer is wonderful, but they're the only ones I have time for. Too much toe-tapping and not anywhere near enough spine-tingling. A wasted opportunity.