Ashley MacIsaac told Billboard of his Hi, How Are You Today album, "I'm a traditional fiddler, but this is an untraditional recording. It's an overview of all the things which have gone through my head in the past 18 months. I'm playing fiddle tunes in the same rhythmic struction I always have, but I wanted a recording [where] if you were listening to a Beastie Boys album, you could put this on and it would be just as interesting and groove the same way."
- Mac Isaac's Not Just Fiddling Around. Larry LeBlanc. Billboard, October 28, 1995.