Boomkat Product Review:
Laudably authentic old-time Americana from Los Angeles resident Frank Fairfield, a man with a prodigious working knowledge of old 78s and rural bluegrass who plies his trade with his grandfather's old fiddle, banjo and gitbox. On great tracks like 'Cumberland Gap' and 'To The Sweet Sunny South' Fairfield sounds like a modern-day Dock Boggs, fusing blues with Appalachian influences. It's not hard to see why Fairtfield's won himself followers from across the board, scoring touring supports with Fleet Foxes and earning the endorsement of Grammy-winning producer Chris King (the producer behind the acclaimed Charley Patton and People Take Warning Box Set). The combination of meticulous performances and rough, in-the-moment recordings helps keep this record from sounding like mere imitation, grounding the young Californian's art in the same spirit as the pioneers and bluesmen that inspired him. Highly recommended.