Jon Regen: Almost Home (2004)
But one factorindeed, the key factormakes the album worth a spin: Regen is a quality singer. This is not an assessment of his technical ability, but an accolade for the sheer listenability of his voice. Presented straight-up with little if any electronic aid and sparse backup vocals (provided by Regan himself when they are present), Regan's voicerich, a touch smoky, invitingelevates the material from catchy-but-commonplace to catchy-and-cool. Provided with better music and lyrics, Regen's voice might carry him a long, long way.
Track Listing: 1. A Hundred Days 2. Hold-Out Your Heart 3. What Am I Supposed To Do From Here 4. Little One 5. Better Than Before 6. I Will Be Here 7. Only My Credit Card Remembers Where I've Been
Personnel: Jon Regen: vocals, piano, Hammond organ; Jonathan Sanborn: bass; Eric Addeo: drums
Record Label: HiTone