Rolling Stone (p.62) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Four singer-songwriters tag-team in a folk-rock vein, and the high points are when voices unite..."
Uncut (magazine) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Opener 'Hoping Machine', indeed, is irresistibly evocative of Uncle Tupelo at their more stately, Farrar lending a song of optimism-despite-it-all, an appropriately striving melody and hesitant arrangement."
Lyricist: Woody Guthrie.
Tributee: Woody Guthrie.
Personnel: Yim Yames (vocals); Jay Farrar (vocals); Anders Parker (vocals); Will Johnson (vocals).
Audio Mixers: Yim Yames; John Agnello; Kevin Ratterman; Matt Pence.
Recording information: Tape Kitchen, NY; The Hill, MO.
Photographer: Anna Webber.
The centennial of Woody Guthrie's birth arrives in 2012, and among the many tributes dedicated to the seminal folk figure and songwriter is this set of previously unreleased Guthrie songs done by Jay Farrar, Jim James, Will Johnson, and Anders Parker.