I am a big fan of Natalie Merchant, so I jumped on this CD without hesitation after reading, that Natalie is singing a song on it. What a disappointment!! Her vocals are barly recognizable, it could have been sung by so many other female singer. As this phenomenon keeps repeating itself, I really get sick of being lured into buying a CD featuring guest-stars without listening to it before. For instance, I own a bunch of CDs with Gillian Welch on it and still can't make out a trace of her proper voice! So, if you enjoy blues-harp and New Orleans-type brass with croaky vocals, this might be something for you. If you like Natalie Merchant go for her landmark-CD Leave your sleep!