"Avenue of the Saints" is a good collection of songs, most written by Robinson, with a lot of variety evoking many moods. He is also a talented guitarist and has a very clear voice. Listeners understand what he sings and can pick up on the choruses. They will especially want to join in on the lively song "What Would Woody Do?" - a modern tribute to Woody Guthrie.
The title song refers to Robinson's driving around the Mid-West. The avenue is U.S. Highway 61, which takes travelers along the Mississippi River between
My favorite song may be "Susquehanna/Casper & Dots" on which Robinson plays a mandolin and is accompanied by friends on accordion and banjo. The slow shuffle of the first piece moves into a bouncy bluegrass reel. I also really like the traditional song "Ain't No Cane," which has a Cajun sound.
Dana and Susan Robinson have a website with samples of their music (you can listen to samples, download individual songs or order CDs), their schedule, contact information, and entertaining notes from their tours.
I am adding Avenue of the Saints to our library's Friday at the Ford folk collection.