"Epic Folk" is how Philadelphia singer-songwriter Kurt Vile describes his latest CD. It's called "Smoke Ring For My Halo."
It showed up on just about every critic's best of list for 2011.
Kurt Vile, told Here & Now's Robin Young what sets this album apart.
"It's sort of in reference to my past when my music was more psychedelic. I was listening and maybe it came through more (on this album) to people like Bert Jansch, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young who have folk and rock sides, but this has more of a folk feel."
- Kurt Vile, musician
This segment aired on January 30, 2012.