This is the album which established Norman Blake as an innovative master of acoustic folk music. A master flatpicker and fine songwriter, Blake had backed up Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan prior to recording this album, and had developed a reputation as one of America's premier old-time musicians. Whether stretching out on guitar or mandolin or putting across one of his story songs with his unaffected vocal style, his sound is unfiltered and natural. Back Home in Sulphur Springs includes numerous traditional tunes and Norman Blake originals which have become virtural classics in much of the acoustic guitar, folk and bluegrass world. His subtle wizardry is tastefully supported by Tut Taylor's Dobro.