To make this CD McGuinn traveled around the country to sing and record with the world's most famous folk artists in their homes. He sings with Joan Baez and Eliza Carthy on "Wagoner's Lad," he duets with Judy Collins on "John Riley," and on "Alabama Bound" he harmonizes with Pete Seeger. "John The Revelator" features Jean Ritchie and Odetta. Tommy Makem, Frank and Mary Hamilton, and Josh White Jr. are also featured on this 18-track disc. McGuinn plays his wonderful 12-string on "Dink's Song" while singing with both Seeger and White.
The excellently detailed booklet that comes with the CD gives the listener exactly what the website offered, complete lyrics and a story about each song. Everything is well sung, well played, and is truly a labor of McGuinn's love.
There is not a trace of rock 'n' roll, electric instruments, drums, or modern music anywhere. While I have never been an aficionado of traditional folk music, and I never will be, I have no problem loading Treasures from the Folk Den in my CD player because of the outstanding performances.