Henry Daggs has a road-worn voice filled with back roads and highways, and all the people and places that he sees along the way. His songs carry the stories wisdom of onewho has lived a different life in a different city, a step in the evolution of who he is now.With a punk overtone through out his songs, Daggs relays a certain duality — a tired restlessness for the roadand a longing for home. This is exemplified on the track “Sandusky,” as Daggs recounts a unplanned diversion on state route 4 keeping him from his love at the end of the road. He boils the whole thing down, telling it seemingly straight with well crafted word play. Most of the tracks on this disc carried a similar tone of sincerity of a man that’s spent some time on those midnight highways with nothing but miles of blurry lane markers and his thoughts. Those are the times that a man can really search the bulk of his life. This wins and losses, the lessons learned and the friends made. Though Daggs songs are filled with the weight of a self-sufficient man, he shows his need for friends and family and his willingness to fight for them on “Going Down Swingin’.” When he sings “I will go down swingin’ for my whole damn family it,” it’s with the conviction of a man the moment before push comes to shove. Daggs folkesque, country guitar playing, punctuated with hammer-on, pull-off fills, is concise and well thought. Parts are purely necessary, no showboating or guitar wankering. While the record concerns the road, it also makes a great road record. The same way the songs of Jason Molina or Old Crow Medicine Show play great road tunes because they are the road.