Artist: Hal Hixson Track: "The History of Your Voice" Album: The Whistling Ones Listen

Quiet, pensive and expertly produced, Hal Hixson's latest album finds the local singer-songwriter continuing his solid legacy of songs for late nights. It's fantastic -- a real triumph from a musician who too often trudges along with neither pomp nor circumstance. We all should take notice. Chris DeVille and I published plenty of local reviews here.