AUSTIN LUCAS: The Common Cold: CD

Heart and lungs folk. Austin Lucas gives us nothing short of amazing guitar and vocals. I have had the luxury of seeing Mr. Lucas perform twice; neither time was I familiar with his work. I remember his presence, controlling the silence, stopping even the rattle of the beer bottles in the dark bars he was performing. This release precedes his more notable split release with Chuck Regan of Hot Water Music fame, but it should not be overlooked. PS: Friends, I am three years late on this review. So good luck finding this yellow brick road of an album, but if given the chance to catch him live, I strongly recommend it.

 –Gabe Rock (Tiny Turtle, [email protected])