Personnel includes: Carrie Newcomer (vocals, acoustic guitar), Susan Denton Staley, April Combs, Tammy Patrick (vocals), Robert Meitus (acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, vocals), Jon Nilsen (acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, bass), Sandy Williams (electric guitar), Karl Meyer (violin), Peter Conway (harmonica), Grey Larsen (concertina, flute, violin), Jeff Farias (acoustic bass, vocals), Randy Melson (bass, fretless bass), Steve Dawson (drums), Dane Clark, Jamey Reid (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Silo Sound Studios, Indianapolis, Indiana. Includes liner notes by Scott Alarik.
All songs written by Carrie Newcomer.
Carrie Newcomer's songwriting has gotten a little more mature, and her sound has expanded a bit ("Playing With Matches," for example, is a big, earnest folk-pop number with strings). But at heart, Newcomer is still the quintessential American folk singer -- she's inherited the un-daring but endearing, socially conscious style of Peter, Paul & Mary and their ilk. The bigger sound occasionally gets in the way of the intimacy which is central to Newcomer's charm, but it also makes things a little more interesting. ~ Darryl Cater