A wonderful album comes out December 12th that is a must-have if you're at all interested in what we call "American Roots" music - that is, ballads, folk songs, blues, mountain gospel, old time country and such. Entitled "Face a 'Frowning World': An E.C. Ball Memorial Album", pays tribute to the late, great Estil C. Ball and his wife Orna of Rugby, Virginia. Lomax archivist and connoisseur extraordinaire Nathan Salsburg has worked tirelessly to bring you this album, with over 30 performers paying tribute to E.C. and Orna and their music. "Fathers Have a Home Sweet Home" is sung by Jan Bell, Jolie Holland, and Samantha Parton. Other guests on the album include Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Michael Hurley, and Catherine Irwin. It's out on Tompkins Square Records/Thrill Jockey.