This is a track from Paper Airplane
, the 14th album by bluegrass-country singer-songwriter Alison Krauss and Union Station. The Union Station is Alison Krauss' backing band, who comprise Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin and lead vocals), Barry Bales (bass and harmony vocals), Ron Block (banjo, guitar and harmony vocals), and Jerry Douglas
(dobro and harmony vocals).
The song takes the perspective of someone who lived through the Dust Bowl, which was a long drought in the '30s that wreaked havoc on American farmland. Life in the Dust Bowl was a frequent topic of Woody Guthrie