This release somehow slipped passed the BM! Radar in 2005 and what a miss! If the music wasn't familiar to me, the name was and enough so to make parting with my money less of a tear. A wonderful example of how the Blues can, and really should, sound for the "today"...steeped in the traditions yet moving on with individuality. Most white 20-somethings (yes, he really is only in his early 20's although his weathered/"lived" vocals will surely have you checking this isn't some 60-year old undiscovered Blues master) playing the Blues today are either obsessed with pretentious solo's or have chosen to fuse the genre with Punk in order to create the impression of "new" - where Willy stands out is through lack of a needed disguise or gimmick; like all the greats who've gone before him it's about "the song" and "the song" rightly comes before anything else (to be fair if you've got a great song you don't need to spend 10 minutes making love to your strat, do you?). Through the lyric comparisons with the likes of Dylan are understandable - keenly observing the current world and expressing these observations dexterously (covering war, deprivation, poverty...), what any Blues artist should do, right? A quality songster who can bring cultural awareness, brutality and pain right into your living room but will leave you feeling charmed and invigorated upon leaving. Truly remarkable.