'You Wanted Country? Vol 1' is the sonic manifestation of the pairing of one of the most powerful and recognizable voices in contemporary Canadian folk and country music, with a backing band Schmidt has lovingly dubbed, 'The Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition'.
The collection features stupefyingly delightful slide guitar work, a lackadaisically tight rhythm section, and a refreshingly earnest vocal duet with Jeremy Costello.
I'm patiently awaiting 'You Wanted Country Vol 2'.
Favorite track: It Is What It Is (Regular Life Edit).