by Jeff Hahne
Each Friday, we bring you reviews of 10 recently released CDs done in 10 words each:
Ramblin Jack Elliott A Stranger Here 77-year-old explores Depression-era weathered country-blues classics.
Willie Nile House of a Thousand Guitars Vocals sounds like hes sometimes trying to imitate Bob Dylan.
Scott Miller For Crying Out Loud The Commonwealths leader independently releases rock-tinged country-flavored album.
Richard Swift The Atlantic Ocean Fourth release from singer-songwriter has lo-fi danceable tunes.
Straw Dogs Love and then Hope Seattle-based bands music has elements of classic, 50s rock.
Chimaira The Infection I wonder if Chimaira is Swahili for cookie monster vocals...?
David Wilcox Open Hand Songwriters 15th album continues down his smooth, acoustic, storytelling path.
Gliss Devotion Implosion L.A. bands sophomore album filled with distortion-fueled pop songs. (at Snug Harbor on April 29)
Booker T. Potato Hole Hall of Famer without MGs, backed by Drive-By Truckers.
Burn Halo Burn Halo Eighteen Visions singers new band has a vibe like Buckcherry.