Featuring the guitar work of Tim Betts, the long time guitarist for CJ Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band, Jon Fox's sophomore album stands out as a masterpiece. Following in the tracks of great American songwriters such as Tom Petty and Steve Earle, Fox blazes his own path to glory with serious songs ranging from the topics of Mountaintop Coal Removal, to songs about hopping trains. What sets Fox apart is his brutally honest lyrics. This is a true artist, writing true songs about life the way he sees it. Along with drummer Chuck Cotten, bassist Tyler Barringer, and Fox's father, Dave Fox on keyboards, the music on the album elevates the already strong lyrics to a place where few songwriters can say they've taken their music. Crooked Wheels stands out as one of the most remarkable, and truly original albums to have come out in the Americana genre in quite sometime. Jon Fox is definitely an artist to keep an eye on.