Trolling for Dreams, John McCutcheon s newest (and 38th!) album is, according to early reviews, a tour-de-force of songwriting...these incredible 14 songs are the most thought-provoking songs of his career! It is what people have come to expect from the 6-time Grammy nominee, forty-five years into a career marked by excellence at every turn. Whether he s plumbing historical depths and breathing in new life, as he did with Folk Music chart-topping album, Joe Hill s Last Will, or exploring the minutia of daily life in this intimate collection of songs, McCutcheon s work is marked by pristine production, top-notch musicianship, and spot-on arrangements that make each new album both a pleasure and a surprise. First out of the chute is Gone, an old man, a diner, and a piece of paper taped to the window. Suddenly everything is different. Y all Means All, in less skillful hands would have been a topical flash-in-the-pan. But here it takes on universal meaning, an anthem of dignity and pride. The Dance takes us back to prom night, seen from four different perspectives. It is McCutcheon s storytelling at its finest. Sharecropper s Son is the first of two homages to McCutcheon s mentors, this one to fiddler...and sharecropper...Beachard Smith, of Scott County, VA.