This is a wonderful collection of classic and folk ragtime with many rarely or never before recorded tunes. It includes compositions of influence which predate Ragtime such as Stephen Fosters seldom heard 'Hard Times' which in the closing track is converted into a country blues tune. Mr Egan performs with a wider dynamic range than is usually heard in ragtime. Put this on your home stereo and enjoy. This CD contains an incredible amount of variety which will remain fresh after repeated listenings!