by Jeff Hahne
Each Friday, in an effort to listen to everything that hits my desk, I review 10 recently released CDs in 10 words each:
Alyssa Graham The Lock, Stock & Soul EP — Four-song album full of folk-pop precedes third album.
Alexis Marceaux Orange Moon — New Orleans musician’s soothing vocal style has refreshing musical accompaniment.
Trevor Hall Everything Everytime Everywhere — Ben Harper and Bob Marley influence apparent on sophomore album.
Sunny Sweeney Concrete — Yet another pop-country singer who sounds like the rest.
Tom Hambridge Boom! — Singer/producer releases traditional blues album, sounds like George Thorogood.
Brian Molnar & The Naked Hearts Of the Fall — Strong infusion of country in this mediocre Americana/folk album.
Barbra Streisand What Matters Most — Babs sings the exclusive lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.
JK and the Lost Boys Time is Trouble — Sister Hazel guitarist offers seven songs with his solo venture. (At the Evening Muse on Sept. 2.)
Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines — Getting to point where I can’t tell country artists apart.
Heartsounds Drifter — Band’s semi-post-hardcore music gets punk vocal style overlay.