This (approximately 30 min.) set of tunes follows along the same path as Fosson's albums "The Lost Takoma Sessions", and (home demos) "Digging In The Dust". To easily describe Fosson's style if you're unfamiliar with him, he fits into the Fahey style of 6 and 12 string guitar playing. In fact, Foson's first album was supposed to be released on Fahey's Takoma label but the label was sold, so Fahey gave Fosson the tapes back. Fosson can easily sit next to Fahey, Kottle, Lang, Legg, and other similarly fine guitar players in this style.
This new set of tunes show Fosson hasn't lost any of his considerable chops from those early years. In fact his playing has seemed to gain a certain maturity in his arranging and playing skills that elevate this album a bit above the other two albums mentioned above. All songs except "Still Ain't Got No Home" are by Fosson, and while every tune has it's own identity, there's a seamless feel to the album that's very pleasing to the ear. Songs like "Miss My Baby", "Mister Perkins", and the delicate yet strongly played "Blue March Improvisation" are just three examples of the fine tunes on this album. "Wankomatic" is reminiscent of Kottke from his early days--another fine song well played.
The recording is crisp and clean with a certain warmth to the sound--which sounds close mic'd for more clarity and presence--again reminiscent of Kottke's "Armadillo" album on the Takoma label. There's no notes except a track list and the usual recording information. The disc slips inside a pocket of the wallet-style cardboard package, which has a great lino-cut from1950 which seems appropriate for Fosson's music. This is a small gem of guitar playing that rewards the listener with repeated listening, even with it's short playing time--quality not quantity.