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In unearthing obscure gems from the songbooks of 1920s and ’30s America to complement her own rootsy compositions, Flower explores and illuminates the complex relationships between Piedmont blues, ragtime, jazz, and old-time gospel music. Unconventional instruments such as piano, tuba, accordion, clarinet, mandolin, and saxophone flesh out the arrangements on 14 tracks that, taken together, reveal Flower to be capable of remarkable nuance — as well as more stylistic diversity than just about any other artist currently recording under the “acoustic blues” banner.

  1. Rhythm of the Road
  2. There Ain’t No Sweet Man That’s Worth the Salt of My Tears
  3. Backwater Blues
  4. When I Get Home I’m Gonna Be Satisfied
  5. The Ghost of the St. Louis Blues
  6. Slow Lane to Glory
  7. On Revival Day / There’s Going To Be the Devil To Pay
  8. Portland Town
  9. Daughter of Contortion
  10. Big Bill’s Blues
  11. Temptation Rag
  12. Up a Lazy River
  13. Blue Waltz