Have you ever woke up one morning feeling terrible. Your hairs messed up, you're still have asleep, and you found out that you're dog took a crap last night incidently by stepping in it. Then, as if it was in a movie, you look outside and see the sun rising, and you forget all of what happened. Picture that in music, and this album being the sunrise.
Before I bought this album, I was disgusted in the way music was becoming. I am 16 years old and I think I know more about music than anyone else at my high school, and I hate MTV, VH1, and the radio. This album blew me away with it's music. showing that you could have a 'Tribute/Unreleased' album and have so many different styles, some doubt Woody Guthrie would ever experiment with. The album starts off with, 'Walt Whitman's Niece', an upbeat, singable song with a light giddy field, It moves on to go into melowness('Birds and Ships' with the wonderfully talented singer Natalie Merchant), Jump Style('Hoodoo Voodoo') and other mellow and upbeat tracks.
This is an album for lovers of folk, rock, country, Woody Guthrie, Billy Bragg, and Wilco. If you are one of the people above, pick this one up.