Michael Nesmith was part of the 60's teenage pop group The Monkees - he was perhaps the only one with real musical skills. When The Monkees were no longer, he continued to release records as a solo artist.
"Tropical Campfires" is one of my Nesmith favourite records and it will certainly appeal to those of you who like hearing some kitsch folk music as the sun sets.
...this album may be one of the finest and most underrated albums of the 1990s. Nesmith and his crack band run through 12 of the most delicious slices of Americana to be put on record in ages. The mood of the album is a cross between Bahamian, tropical, country, and other forms, all forging a unique synthesis of pop that might be very hard to match. (Taken from AMG)