Country music, in all it’s flavors, from bluegrass to western swing and everything in between, has to do with being from the sticks, no matter what part of the country you happen to live in. In the South country people are called rednecks because they work in the fields in the hot sun and their necks get all red and leathery from the sunburn. In New England the term for downscale white folks that live in the country by the ocean is “swamp yankee”, because they live in the marshes and swamps – the lower ground, as it were. The rich folks live up on the hill in the “heights ”. Swamp yankees live in the low country and work with their hands. Folks that work hard, live on the edge of the poverty line, and struggle to make sense of it all are the folks that like country music. This record is for these folks.