"Every cut's a gem, completely absorbing, enthralling." (Mark S. Tucker, Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange)
Recorded in a single weekend at the peak of Wates' summer 2008 US tour, this a darker, more intense album whose songs concern the violence and fragility of modern life. Sparse instrumentation supports the somber mood. The album features superb paying by outstanding musician including virtuoso bassist Michael Manring.
Awards Overall - Finalist, Best Lyrics Category, Indie Acoustic Project 2008 'Elegy For The Coming Man' - Honorable Mention, Independent Singer-Songwriter Awards 2008; Finalist, Bandwars 2009 'I Dream' - Honorable Mention, North Carolina Songwriters Contest 2008