“…powerful songwriting…stunning acoustic trio…nothing short of mesmerizing.” (Salem Statesman Journal)
“…a unique take on modern folk-rock…breaks away from the mold long enough to indulge in almost early-prog moments…” (Performing Songwriter)
“…vocal confidence with thick intensity that never falters.” (Willamette Week)
“…always observant with a keen eye for honesty, melody, and relevance.” (Eugene Weekly)
This live “unplugged” album continued to chart as high as #2 in the Oregonian (Portland, OR) for several years. Between electric projects, Shipe wanted to keep the material working without degenerating into one-dimensional solo acoustic folksy-ism. So he and Ehren Ebbage brought in Elisabeth Babcock on cello, and together they pushed the most un-likely material into the acoustic repertoire.