When I was in jail last night it was dark, raining, and rooflesswith an abundance of cell-phones. I woke up from this dream with a hangover, glad not to be in jail. Micah P. Hinson spent some time in jail in his youth; this rebellious hangover could have suffocated his creativity. But that which blighted him is good news for usin Micah P. Hinson and the Red Empire Orchestra we have a work inspired by difficulty, and overcoming it. When We Embraced kindly provides something we can pit against all sorts of shimmering, summery joy. When summer gives you rain and jailhouses with no roofs, we can bathe in Hinson’s sorrow and bask in the warmth of his tales. A stony, tired, but fresh kind of warmth.