I went to see Roger McGuinn last night on the opening date of his new UK tour, and to my surprise and delight found Edwina opening up for him (and for the rest of the tour). I've seen her before, both solo and as part of Hummingbird, and last night she was in good voice, as always.
As has been said in the other reviews, the stripped-down performances on this CD are more representative of Edwina's stage act, and all the better for that. She really is starting to make her mark as a songwriter, as evidenced by 8 of the 11 tracks here. In particular, I enjoyed Leave A Light On For You, with which she opened last night, the title track (which is to be on Nanci Griffiths's new album), and Irish Waltz, which Edwina co-wrote with Jake McKeague, who plays guitar and Dobro on the track, though all her songs here shine.
Randy Newman's evocative Feels Like Home (to be found, sung by Bonnie Raitt, on his Faust album) is well-suited to Edwina's lovely voice, as is her wistful reading of Richard Thompson's Waltzing's For Dreamers. These two are always very well-received on Edwina's stage performances.
Yes, a treat of an album, and highly recommended. A new album is due out later this year.