I title my review in response to the sentimental yet thrillingly understated lyric of "Walkin'": "Ordinary is as ordinary sees / the quiet beauty in the shapes of trees and the / sky between them is an ordinary kind/ ordinary hand brushes mine, and / walking ain't nothing / walkin's just free / come on baby come walkin' / with me." Can you get more subtly sexy than that? The original songs on the album are mostly slow paced, filled with loneliness, longing, hope, and spiritual joy and hunger--all the things I look for in this kind of music, crossing old-timey, honky tonk, and hard country, rough yet exquisite and intensely imagined. The cover of Bob Dylan's "Went to see the Gypsy" is one of the best Dylan covers I've ever heard (and that includes the Byrds!)--bringing out the mystery, skepticism, and baffled indecision of Dylan's great song but with a new feel (and we can finally stop wondering if the Gypsy is Elvis or Jimi). The playing is first-rate by everyone, some very well known (Dirk Powell, Levon and Amy Helm ). I cannot recommend this CD highly enough. Think of Lucinda Williams in a meditative mood (as she sings "Side of the Road") crossed with Iris DeMent, and if you can't get enough, check out the group "Reeltime Travelers," with whom she wrote and sang the remarkable "Little Bird of Heaven." (P.S.: Powell has an absorbing piece in the insert, but his comment about the Interstate highways is ill considered--beneath Martha and his lovely music, or his own evocative prose).