"Tooth & Nail" was recorded with Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry. Working with a small band of musicians whose talents had recently appeared on records by the likes of Bon Iver and Regina Spektor, the performances have a wonderfully spontaneous feel. The results are a return to the rootsy sound of 1998's "Mermaid Avenue" sessions he recorded with Wilco - drawing on soul, country & folk music influences to explore the ups & downs of relationships that have stood the test of time.