In "Pennies and Peanuts", Mike finds himself trapped in his sofa, perhaps after the immature college partying portrayed in "These Are The Days". In "Living in the Key of G" he has a little fun at the expense folkies like himself, reminding us that G and C and D are all the chords you really need in life. He spends some time in nature, waxing poetic love, and includes the inevitable road trip song in "Keep Right (Except to Pass)". And in "Out of Reach", the Steve Miller-esque pop song of the album, he explores the slacker ennui of not knowing what you want do when you grow up. "We really had fun making this record. We didn't try to mould it into one specific sound - where the song called for bluegrass, we did it bluegrass; where the song called for funk, we brought in a four-piece horn section. But there's still an underlying folkiness to it, thus the name Cluster Folk". With a "voice of smoke and honey", interesting chord progressions and an easy stage presence, Mike is poised to become one of Maritimes' finest performing songwriters. He has shared the stage with some best in Atlantic Canada, including Dave Gunning, JP Cormier, Jon McKeil and Sherry Ryan.