Bill Frisell is no stranger to mixed-media collaborations. Instead of a movie, he 'collaborates' with the photographs of Mike Disfarmer. Disfarmer took starkly realistic portraits of the Depression-era residents of his Arkansas town. Bill Frisell gathered Greg Leisz on steel guitar & mandolin, Jenny Scheinman on violin, and Viktor Krauss on bass to record this disc. Unsurprisingly, given the instrumentation and the inspiration, this is a very country album. 2008's "History, Mystery" is much jazzier, but in both you have a lot of songs, many of then short, that flow into each other and repeat. The song titles don't repeat, exactly, but the theme of "Farmer" reappears a number of times, and gets more and more haunting each time. Frisell's playing isn't very jazzy, but Leisz and Scheinman play backing notes that no country player would. The hypnotic nature of the music makes it more interesting than you might guess (or in different hands). Since it isn't very jazzy, I think this disc appeals more to Frisell fans than fans of regular jazz guitar.