The Alt Magzine
I will put a bid in for this being the best album of the year. Byrnes hooked up with his friends in Vancouver's Zubot and Dawson to put together one of the tightest acoustic blues albums i've heard in a long time. The inclusion of Zubot and Dawson's "archaic" instruments (fiddles, mandolins, etc) add flavour to a genre that's been around longer than we've all been alive. The album is peppered with originals, standards and covers. Fans of Neil Young will be pleasantly surprised by the hauntingly brilliant take of his "For The Turnstiles".