This section is for the worthy albums that were about to slip through the cracks.
Jenn AdamsIn The Pool
2000, White Boxer Music
One wonders how someone of this talent could be so under the radar on the national folk scene. This woman is a singer with a wide stylistic range, an engaging voice and a knack for writing songs that stick with you. The production on this album couldnt be better. A complete and mature work with intriguing songs start to finish. Michael Devlin
2001, Inferno Productions
The lead vocals by Meghan Morris are powerful and pure, standing up to the guitar-hero antics of Dan Leeds without coming close to straining her voice. The band plays with a high level of sophistication, exploring a unique minimalist hard rock sound that edges towards jazz fusion when drummer Ed Zavarella gets some space to show his stuff. Production is razor sharp.Michael Devlin
2001, www.huntermoore.com Records
Hunter Moore sounds a bit like Louden Wainwright, but without the intensity in the vocals or lyrics. His songs are well-told stories with a writers eye for detail and a songwriters ear for a hook. The production is acoustic based with some scorching electric guitar and a first rate rhythm section. Michael Devlin