Personnel: Pam Tillis (vocals); Carl Jackson (acoustic guitar); Bruce Bouton (steel guitar); Larry Bryom, John Jorgenson, Steve Gibson (guitar); Mark O'Connor (mandolin, fiddle); Dennis Burnside, Matt Rollings (piano); Glen Worf (bass); Paul Leim, Eddie Bayers (drums); Ashley Cleveland, Tricia Walker, Karen Staley, Vicky Hampton, Harry Stinson (background vocals).
Recorded at Treasure Isle Recorders & The Money Pit, Nashville, Tennessee.
The album that established Pam Tillis as a performer in her own right has a traditional country base cut with bluegrass, folk, and rock. It all creates the same sort of mixed breed she sings about in "Melancholy Child": "You take a black Irish temper/Some solemn Cherokee/A Southern sense of humor/And you got someone like me." Her characters are the awkward dancers of "I've Seen Enough to Know": bruised, tentative, and needing to be cajoled back to love. Even the throwaway songs are of a high standard; the best ones ("Maybe It Was Memphis," "Don't Tell Me What to Do") are truly enticing. ~ Brian Mansfield