DUANE CARLETON, ONCE LOST, THEN TORN DOWN
(Higher Road Records, CD)
Have you ever had to listen to a new CD several times before you really got what it was all about? Well, Rutland singer-guitarist Duane Carleton's latest offering, Once Lost, Then Torn Down, probably falls into that category.
If you can get past the fact that a couple of the cuts resemble John Mellencamp's recent Chevy truck jingle, you'll discover an album full of well-crafted, radio-ready tunes. That's not exactly a ringing endorsement, but stay with me.... Read more