Big Dave McLean sings and plays like he lived by travelling on buses and trains. He picks with folksy veracity, and sings with a snarl. This album is a bluesy mix of thoughts on his career choice “Life On The Road” and stories of dark misuses of the Bible “Old Time Religion” “Swing’ On Heaven’s Gate” and “Talk About A Revelation.” He can also weave a tale of woe, as on “I Need You” and sounds like a street prophet on “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had.” He uses bare knuckles throughout, and his guitar work is as earthy as his lyrics. Pick this guy up if he’s hitching in your home town.