Another Austin, Texas based writer who is playing roots/country. There are some players involved here whose names may be know to those who check on such things. pedal steel and dobro player Kim Deschamps has previously played with Blue Rodeo while producer and guitarist Walt Wilkins is know as an artist in his own right. There are a bunch of other fine players involved to deliver these songs. from the ballad Arkansas Rain to the twangy title track. Like a lot of artists Steding has had the album funded by a number of patrons who contributed at different levels to the making of the album. Steding has a strong, if not totally unique, voice but one that suits his songs well. He is a solid working musician having played many venues throughout the U.S. This is how he gets his music out there, backed up with CD sales. Of the eleven songs here two are Steding co-writes and one is a cover of Don't Take Your Guns To Town, a Cash classic. He delivers this in tribute mode in the stripped-down style of later Cash recordings, just guitar, simple steel and the backing vocal of Sharon Lee Nelson. Five Apples is a song that takes a historical aspect with its civil war theme. Elsewhere the songs deal with familiar themes of life lived under hardship and hope. Many of the songs hit home and are a combination of the convincing playing, voice and songs. Those that immediately stood out included The Old Man On The Bridge, the solace of Paint The Town Red, When They're Blue. Steding plays country roots music that should find favour with many and he fits well into the varied and vibrant Austin scene and those who seek out music made in that music city.