From the first harmonica chords layering over solid, simple guitar picking, Ian Penn channels the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and John Denver. His gentle, Dylan-esque voice slides pleasantly through the memorable melody of his first single, evoking a peaceful country scene of rain, summer, missing loved ones and home. Penn writes what he knows, inspired by his earliest influences that include Denver and Sam Cooke, Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly. With Headback Home, Penn translates the classic American folk ballad stylings of Woodie Guthrie to fit perfectly with his own experiences growing up in rural Pampanga. Just lean back in the grass under Dao tree near a babbling brook – and listen.