John Dee Holeman is an old time bluesman. He's retired, but was invited over to the recording studios of a nonprofit group called Music Maker Relief Foundation. Their goal is to keep the blues alive. Turns out, the folks at Music Maker knew that the Australian band The Waifs planned to come by and do some recording. Vikki Thorn, founding member of The Waifs, is a fan of the blues. When Vikki and her band met John Dee, they sat down to jam. The jam lasted several hours, and in one afternoon they recorded enough songs, off the cuff, to make a new album.