Clearer words, similar feels, well flowing.
Why do people not like you? Live instrument songs are so incredibly rare here at the AP you would think something like this would grab more attention.
Your voice is much much clearer in this voice then most other of your self released folk EP. I can follow you perfectly until you double up over your own voice, and then my "can't understand squat cuz i'm incompetent" syndrome kicks in full gear.
I've noticed also that in most of these folk songs you do not use orchestral instruments. I wonder why that is? So many times during these songs i've felt a violin, cello, french horn layer would have truly added some power and expression to the song! Perhaps it is the genre, if there is some rule against using them, my good sir Neal, I think you should consider breaking that rule.
Rules are meant to be broken after all.
The folk songs all have this common feel to them, perhaps it's because of the instruments, or the guitar *strumming seems to be a common tactic in these folk songs*, they are different, yet they all melt together. Not in a bad way mind you, all of these folk songs sound great on my mp3 player, stream well together.
I hope that you will perhaps try adding some more layers to these songs one day, perhaps a remake and include some other orchestral punches!
All in all, a great tune Neal, well done! Keep up the good fight and keep em coming!