Welcome to the Backyard Guitar!! The new disc from award winning guitar maestro Alan Goodman picks up where 'under the bed' left us, only this time it's a bouncy stroll through the daytime hours. The flamenco roots are still here, but there is also a heavy dose of pure Americana on this disc, with lilting versions of 'oh susannah' and 'old smokey' as well as haunting renditions of 'erie canal' and 'the ants go marching.' As always the guitar is at the forefront, and this time out there are some suprises as far as other instruments. The songs are upbeat, the mood is festive and the playing is stellar. Another great album from the 'Family Guitar' man, and a another must-have for those who believe in Guitar Music for All Ages.