A Long Life of Living
(2012) drew inspiration from Appalachia and the Civil War and Uncle John Farquhar
(2014) was an exploration of turn-of-the-century family lore. 2018's Conductor, more electrically inclined than its predecessors, wanders through the American Southwest in the early decades of the 20th century. It's a record about turning points — personal, political, musical, global — and their possibilities.