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Vance Gilbert

Unfamiliar Moon

2005-03-27

Vance's seventh recording delivers more of his high-timbre folk songs, occasionally touched either a country-twang or a jazz-inflected foundation. Sometimes his vocal delivery has been described as part Roy Orbison, part Nat King Cole -- and that's pretty accurate. Check out his Roy-like rendition of "Ten Thousand Skies" or his Nat-like vocal on "Unforgivable." Other interesting cuts are the atypical reaction to a military death notice in "That Front Porch Song" and the off-beat holding-the-world-hostage song "I've Got a Plane" (complete with scat-singing finale).

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