andy mcleod is a philadelphia based fingerstyle/american primitive guitarist whose last album, 'forge the valley', was released on the always awesome dying for bad music label, which does a great job of excavating as-yet uncovered expressions in this general genre.
his latest release is called 'in the light of day'. it's a beautiful collection of instrumental folk music that includes a number of excellent collaborations by his philadelphia contemporaries, who join in on fiddle, jaw harp, piano, bass, banjo, harmonica, and slide guitar at various points throughout the album. there is nothing i like more than a classic instrumental string band dance song, such as andy and friends do here with 'magnolia one step'. this album is highly recommended.
get it here.