This is Zach's finest effort to date. Zachary Richard's music is probably best described as Americana-Francais. This album reveals an influence by the Americana sound of bands like the Jayhawks and Graham Parsons. Little wonder as much of Zach's early work in the 1970's was in a folk/country/cajun/soul vein. The sound is based in roots music (blues, country, folk, Waltzs cadiennes, etc.,) but is ultimately its own unique thing. Zach's singing is in top form and has a soulful quality that really stands out...and I'm talking about about vintage Stax/Volt type soul of Otis Redding and Carla Thomas here, not the current stuff. The only reason Zach is not better known is that he sings in French. If there is a definitve sound of the French-speaking United States, this is it. Zachary Richard is a national treasure and this is his most fully formed collection of songs. C'est vraiement merveilleux! Allez!