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Russ Glenn "A Brand New Earth," 2007 Connecticut-based Russ Glenn builds pleasing Jack Johnson-style songs around a sturdy, rhythmic acoustic and electric guitar style on this album. The release sports a live-band, "been doing it in the clubs" feel built around guitar, bass, drums and a bit of funky sax ("Curbside"). The uptempo opener, "Stick" allows a bit of crunch into the mix on a tune that would not be out of place in the hands of Dave Matthews. Glenn possesses a voice not unlike that of Dan Wilson, of Semisonic fame. That is, it is easy to listen to and is well-suited to delivering sturdy pop melodies. The outing features a duo of "Jane" covers: "Jane Says" and "Sweet Jane." "Jane Says" sounds a little naked minus the falsetto hook of Perry Ferrell's voice. "Sweet Jane" in Glenn's hands actually reinforces the lyrical content of the Lou Reed gem, and is ultimately the more successful of the two covers. Glenn writes the rest of the material on the album, achieving notable success on "Stick," "(Don't Say) Goodnight," and the tempo- and style-morphing "Goodbye." © Steve Klingaman” - Steve Klingaman

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