Artese N Toad's 1998 release Dinosaur Days seems to be more in tune with the times now than when it was written. Twelve guitar-piano mini movies about your life and our life in America. American Beauty, the lead track, touches on where we are as a country, where Dinosaur Days takes a witty look at where we came from. This CD set the stage for Artese N Toad's full throttle launch into American (folk) music. The arrangements are classic. Once again it's where story meets melody and imagination. This CD also marks Daoud Shaw's entrance into the A and T music machine. Daoud has come to be the producer and chief visionary for the Artese N Toad sound.