Steve Earle really shines as a songwriter and plays and sings with amazing energy and enthusiasm. Like the best of Springsteen or Tom Waits, THE MOUNTAIN speaks of put and time without being a hokey concept album. The action was intense and kept me reading for the outcome. This is true country not C-pop. As I said I am not sure how I feel about the ending and to talk more about why I feel that method would give spoilers and that's not cool. The melody is fantastic, and the fiddles are freaking on point. Alex Leach & Joe Rose: Highway 52 alexbluegrass. Carolina In The Pines by Sherman Mountain Boys D. A. Callaway .