It was 1984 when I heard it. I was 19 years old and a full time musician on the road 48 weeks a year playing in a country group. It wasn't one song... it was one album featuring one particular player... Ray Flacke. This Skaggs album with Ray on guitar is loaded with some of the best country tele playing ever... especially "Highway 40 Blues" and "One Way Rider". From there I quickly broadened my tele education to the likes of Albert Lee, Roy Nichols, James Burton, Jimmy Bryant, etc... etc... But had it not been for Ray Flacke's work on this particular album my love for the tele may not have come so quickly. This album is so influential to me that when I started playing pedal steel... I came back to the tracks Bruce Bouton laid down here to shape my tones.