Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of roots music, nor do I have any prior knowledge of The Wailin’ Jennys or Scruj MacDuhk. That being said, Ruth Moody’s solo full-length debut has converted me. Opening with a pair of delicate little tunes that set the stage for laid-back piano- and banjo-laced gems, this record is a sheer delight. Like lullabies for the back porch, all the tunes (especially Within Without You) are delivered through Moody’s delicate voice, which could put a smile on any listener’s face.
– Nick Friesen Rating: A