Great album with the ultimate take on Fishin' Blues and also has Viola Lee Blues on it. Jim Kweskin kept the jug band music and country blues of the 30's alive. Much of this type of material was part of a lot of set songs in the coffee houses and folk clubs in New York in the 60's.Timeless, and still brings a smile every time I cue it up.A bit hard to find o CD, but worth the chase.
This album shows just how inventive a group of musicians can be in creating a folk-rock album without using guitars, normally the basic instrument of the genre! The music is lively, anarchic and sometimes quite funny - but also a bit limited: ultimately, the guitar is king, because it can produce a few more textures and moods than a comb-and-paper! It's of interest as the starting point of the career of Maria Muldaur, who certainly went on to greater things - but it's an enjoyable good-time record, with hints of hippy philosophizing - but no deeper than a pavement puddle.