Henderson and accompanying guitarist John Renbourn (the album was co-billed to Henderson and Renbourn) focused on traditional folk material like "Cotton Eyed Joe," "Ribbon Bow," and "The Water Is Wide" on this album, which also had a few songs by Renbourn, Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man," Ewan MacColl's "The Lag's Song," and Willie Johnson's much-covered "You'll Need Somebody on Your Bond." Although a tad restrained in execution, Henderson's vocals are assured and moving, like a link between the strict interpretive folk singers of the 1950s and the looser ones of the '60s. Renbourn's guitar playing is already brilliant, and the recording (the tracks were largely done in one take) has a sparse and spontaneous feel, in the kind of setup where you can hear a slight echo on the vocals.
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AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger