various artists Mr. Bolin’s Late night revival (Rainbow Foundation Music Inc.) FOR FANS OF: The 77’s, Rex Carroll, Phil Keaggy QQQQ As the guitarist for classic rock giants Deep Purple and The James Gang throughout the 1970s, Tommy Bolin was a true legend who died too soon. This disc finds several famous faces (including members of Mr. Big, Boston, survivor, The 77’s, Whitecross, Tesla and Foreigner) putting their stamp on the 25- year-old’s unfinished demos, in turn, painting a diverse picture of what could have been. Hopeful lyrics abound throughout smoldering blues jams, jazz and straight up rock n’ roll with proceeds going to the Jackson recovery Center (a drug and alcohol rehab facility in his hometown of sioux City, Iowa). –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Long Way to Go” by The 77’s DanieLson Best of Gloucester County (Sounds Familyre) FOR FANS OF: Half-Handed Cloud, Fiery Furnaces, Br. Danielson QQQQ sufjan stevens and Jens Lekman might guest on danielson’s latest release (and first in five years, since the stunning Ships), but the spotlight never veers from Daniel smith’s signature vocal yelps, falsetto plays and exploratory folk. From the quirky (“People’s Partay”) to the exuberant (“But I Don’t Want To sing about Guitars”) to the soothing (“Hosanna in the Forest”), Best of Gloucester County is another great Danielson release. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Hosanna in the Forest” amos Lee Mission Bell (Blue Note) FOR FANS OF: James Taylor, Paul Simon, Dave Matthews QQQQ Known to blur the lines of folk, jazz, pop and soul, Amos Lee is one of the more intriguing troubadours in recent memory. The new Mission Bell marks his first studio project in three years, adding another fresh layer of paint on an already inventive musical amalgamation and stable of contemplative lyrics. Along with Calexico’s Joey Burns as producer, Lee turns in a fusion of organic indie rock with alternative country that benefits from a slew of all-star guests (including willie nelson, Lucinda Williams and sam Beam of Iron & wine fame). –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Clear Blue Sky” crossover reviews Crossover 46 CCM