This album is a Marc Pruett solo album. Marc has lived all his life in Haywood and Buncombe Counties, and he is dedicated to preserving the musical traditions of his native region. Pruett received a banjo for Christmas when he was eleven years old, after hearing Earl Scruggs on the radio and getting excited about the instrument. Over the next years he learned by observing and imitating local banjo players. He includes among his influences were local masters Mike Pressley, Raymond Fairchild, Shorty Eager, Roy Kirkpatrick, Howard Burnette, and Tom McKinney. This album is essential listening.