Man! Is this the greatest record or what!? I've never heard singing (and sometimes yodeling) that's so authentic and deeply felt. I've never heard acoustic country guitar playing that sounds so pure despite the very formidable technique used. Doc is very much a 'progressive' musician, strongly influenced by blues and jazz players; yet he never strays too far from the DEEP ROOTS which are his foundation. These roots are 'backwoods' country, but as unmistakably American as Mark Twain, John Wayne, Apple Pie and Norman Rockwell combined. The songs here run the gamut from the most beautifully and heatbreakingly sad possible ("Alberta"), to the most peaceful and mellow imaginable ("Southbound"),' to joyful instrumental odes ("Nashville Pickin',""Sweet Georgia Brown,"), and a stoically triumphant and hilarious yodeling classic ("Never No More Blues.") All in all, one of the best records in my collection and the ABSOLUTE ANTITHESIS of all the garbage peddled by the millions in country music today.