I only discovered this album fairly late into Martin Simpson "fandom", having started with some of his more produced albums such as Prodigal Son and Righteousness and Humidity. Much as I enjoy those, I have to say that this has become far and away my favourite album by what is arguably my favourite (folk) musician. Simpson offers a highly engaging combination of blues-guitar wizardry and pensive ballads, with several standouts (Jasper Songbird/Spoonful, Highway 61, One More Day/Boots of Spanish Leather among others) amid a very solid overall offering. The focus here is definitely more on Simpson's Americana/Blues of his old-world-new-world balancing act, slide guitar and string bends over airs and reels, but then you probably gathered that from the name of the album already.
If you like Martin Simpson and don't hate blues, or if you like blues and don't hate Martin Simpson, you really have no excuse not to own this.