The phone in my shirt pocket awoke with a loud noir piano rift, startling me so much I missed a passing dove. I learned many years ago to keep the ringer turned up in the field. I had a flip phone in that same shirt pocket many years ago and it fell out when I picked up a dove in just such a field.

Michael O’Neal alternates in vocal stylings between gently confessional to loudly unapologetic. A huge asset to O’Neal’s songwriting was Coby Reese on lead guitar.