By nature, Carlisle is a punker with a predilection for poetry. He then discovered he was able to share the same message in country and folk songs, and that’s when he tried his hand at making a protest record in that style. The album was recorded with the help of producer Joel Savoy, someone who is active in the Cajun scene.
Armed with a banjo, he sings about his struggles with bi-sexuality, his love for a Memphis man, a manic attack in the supermarket, the current state of politics and the inequality between poor and rich. Willi Carlisle takes inspiration from musicians like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and the young Johnny Cash, yet makes the style his own through his original lyrics and perspective on life. Carlisle makes country music a bit less conservative and manages to infuse it with a healthy dose of humour to boot.