Chain, Red Shoes, and Stone is the semi-solo project of Davis Vigneault, a blues/rock/folk guitarist and vocalist from Boston. The songs have the subdued vocal and rhythmic fingerpicking of Jose Gonzalez, the deeply layered vocal harmonies of Mountain Man, the vibrant, clear-eyed tone of The Tallest Man on Earth, and the lyricism of The Low Anthem. The music is also heavily influenced by blues recordings from as late as Skip James and Nina Simone, and as early as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Memphis Minnie, and occasionally borrows fingerpicking motifs and harmonic structures by Mr. High-Lonesome himself, Roscoe Holcomb.