Kenny Smilovitch Drawing Down the Moon

This Montreal performer's debut CD doesn't push any envelopes, but fits perfectly into an early '70s folk vibe, akin to Nick Drake or even Simon & Garfunkel. Comparisons to early Bruce Cockburn are also obvious, if only for his similar habit of documenting in what city and when each song was written - the album is split between Yellowknife and Quebec. His acoustic guitar work is exquisite, recorded with a warm touch that makes it sound like Smilovitch is playing in your living room, or better yet, by your campfire. (Water)