Mike Seeger is a name synonymous with traditional folk Americana music. Don't be surprised if you've heard a few of the 23 tracks included on this disc performed by someone else; most of the songs found on "True Vine" have been securely rooted in our culture for decades and are entrenched in our history. Raised by parents who had a love for music and were both composers, they passed their talents to Mike at an early age. Seeger does not attempt to modernize the traditional songs on "True Vine," rather he prefers to preserve the original integrity of these songs. Ironically Seeger makes newer compositions sound old; I can't say that about any other musician. My faves on this CD include: "Johnson Jinkson," "Did You Ever Hear The Devil, Uncle Joe," "Blow the Horn, Blow," "Old Man," "Spoonful" and my favorite track on this CD is "Freight Train." I originally heard "Freight Train," on a Jerry Garcia / David Grisman album. This album will appeal to anyone into mountain music, traditional folk Americana songs and bluegrass.