Style: Honest contemplative folk; compare to Bob Dylan, Bruce Cockburn

Top tracks: "Name Its Name," "Did I Tell You the Bullet's Still There"

Shunning the industry standard of making a "full" album every year or two, veteran troubadour Bill Mallonee has recently been releasing a new EP about every three months through his website. This 7-song pearl was written and recorded in 10 days in a North Carolina mountain cabin last fall. Thematically, Mallonee is wrestling with the deaths of his father and a longtime friend, so "a certain sadness," as he puts it, pervades the songs. But, he adds appropriately, "there's a hallowed light scattered about." The album includes his signature voice, clever lyricism, and wit.

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