This is like a Tom Waits CD or something. Parts of it come close to sounding like gypsy punk, but it never really gets heavy enough. What I’m saying is this is light music. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, but I had to wonder how this disc made its way to me in the first place. Here’s the deal: this album uses a lot of acoustic guitars and way too much kazoos. How much is too much kazoo? What How about like half the songs? I think that is too much kazoo. The singer has a pretty nice voice though, so if you’re just desperate for more folksy stuff, there are far worse options than this. Grade: B.
–Bryan Static (Self-released, vivalevox.org)