I bought this with high hopes since it has some of my favourite musicians playing on it and I was looking forward to some scintillating playing. Unfortunately, the musicianship is entirely subservient to the songs and the singers, and they are, frankly, a mixed bunch. For me, the only really stand out number is 'Bury Me Not on the Lonesome Prairie' - a really evocative track. Emmylou simply reminds us of how a great voice has declined with the years and most of the other songs are pretty unremarkable mainstream country work-outs. However, this is definitely a grower .. I find I like it a bit more with each hearing, but there are no scintillating guitar runs or breathtaking picking that one comes to expect of country at its best. There is some stmospheric playing, but frankly, Miller's playing with 'Spyboy' is more spine-tingling and Frisell's solo projects have more complexity. Nonetheless, four stars because there is undoubted quality here and it may continue to grow!