Alot of you may, or may not, remember Jorma from the Jefferson Flying Object (Airplane or Starship) as the lead guitarist. Others may remember him as the main cog in Hot Tuna. He's back with an album of old fashioned country songs, BLUE COUNTRY HEART. The album sounds really authentic right down to the Gibson 1936 Advanced Jumbo Acoustic Guitar that Jorma uses for this outing. There are no drums, I said authenic. Jorma and some session men I'm not familar with pick up a storm. Bela Fleck brings his banjo for two cuts JUST BECAUSE and BREAD LINE BLUES. Most of the songs are obscure and old as the hills but nearly everybody will recognize a few of the cuts like WAITING FOR A TRAIN, JUST BECAUSE, and RED RIVER BLUES. I hardly buy any Sony SACD's because I much prefer the hybrid discs that other labels are issuing. I nearly passed on this one but I'm glad I didn't. I thought back to how entertained I was by Hot Tuna and decided I needed a new dose of Jorma. The album has both stero and multi-channel mixes and sounds good either way. The 5.1 mix has no gimmickry, just ambient sides. The session was recorded in DSD and I would suggest that this is a refernce quality recording. It sounds flawless to me. If you'ins likes doughbro, bandjoe, mandolynn, and getitar pickin', it don't get much better than this. If you like's old timey country music this is the album to get.