'Wilson's Hotel' is a working man's album. It has a world-weary feel to it. This is a world full of booze, kind women, and guys who work themselves to the bone every day. The lyrics remind me of early John Prine. They're brilliant, hitting the mark with cynicism and ironic humor. The instrumentation and recording on this album are superb. Strap on your headphones, or listen very closely. Whether you're a fan of Folk or Blues, this is an album to be treasured. Dan Joseph CKWR-FM Waterloo, Ontario Canada 'Wilson's Hotel' features Sayles exploring a multitude of new instruments and thematic material that reflect his western travels & and Michigan heritage. The album is entirely self-produced (mixed & mastered) with Sayles playing every instrument on all of the tracks with the exception of his sister (Melissa Risk) playing up-right piano on two instrumental duets.