Named after one the Bronx's longest thoroughfares, and so reflecting this band's geographical roots, Webster Ave comprises David Webster on guitars and vocals, bassist Tony Mercadante, and drummer Andrew Caturano; this trio's collective experience includes recording with Bob Dylan, Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez, and Kiss founder member Ace Frehley. That in itself covers a pretty wide base, but throw in the fact all three have worked the blues circuit with people like Otis Blackwell and Otis Rush, and that David was playing with reggae acts back in the 70s and the eclectic range of material on this set makes perfect sense. The album opens with the southern rock sound of 'This Angry World' and continues through the likes of strongly blues-tinged southern soul ('Sing Me A Sad Line'), Police flavoured reggae ('Ronnie O') and straight-up pop-styled adult orientated rock ('Bad Thing', 'My Poor Heart'). 'Midnight Sun' reminds me more than a little of Gerry Raffery's 'Baker Street' (before the sax break!), 'Never Tender Your Goodbyes' is a slow-ish country ballad, 'Ain't That A Shame' (an original like all the tracks here) has a funky feel, aided by horn players Joe Meo and Jamie Finnegan, and 'To Be A Child' is a quiet, thoughtful acoustic piece. The whole album does hang well together, making this an interesting and enjoyable release.