Henry Townsend has had some time to perfect his craft. The 92-year-old elder-statesman of blues recordings has decided that what works best for him - what evokes the most emotion of true blues from his fingers and voice - is to wing it. With My Story, Townsend has put out records in every decade since the 1920s, a feat no other musician can claim. For this recording Townsend sat perched over the piano or cradling a guitar in his lap, and simply verbalized to music the happy or sad thoughts that crept into his mind. As the songs took firm, and with tape rolling the whole time, he'd invent new lyrics and verses. Townsend's choice of timeless topics keeps each song fresh.