The medieval troubadour’s work consisted of entertainment and propaganda, praising the brave and ethical, mocking the hypocritical, teaching the uninformed, and maintaining the people’s spirits during times of oppression. Jim Page is a modern troubadour; his work is topical song-spinning with love, poignance, and reflection in his lyrics, and very, very fast guitar-picking. He is in the American musical lineage of topical singer-songwriters that includes Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs and Janis Ian, Bruce Springsteen and Frank Zappa.