The fact that these songs are so lo-fi and are often made with people he barely knows adds a stunning authenticity and power that studio trickery can't capture. Have a listen to the crude electric blues of 'Recorded at Maggie's house, San Francisco' or the ragged folk of 'Recorded next to the train tracks in Flagstaff, Arizona'. There aren't many people who could pull off such a project without it sounding like an unlistenable shambles, let alone cram some emotion and genuine passion into it. It's enough to make us want to buy the guy some more bus tickets and see what he can find next time.
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