L.A.'s Hotel Cafe is the breeding ground for a ridiculous number of singer-songwriters, but the ones who find success tend toward bland, safe and easy. Truth and Salvage Co. combines the powers of four such talents - music biz veterans, most of whom got their start across the country in Asheville, North Carolina.

L.A.'s Hotel Cafe is the breeding ground for a ridiculous number of singer-songwriters, but the ones who find success tend toward bland, safe and easy. Truth and Salvage Co. combines the powers of four such talents - music biz veterans, most of whom got their start across the country in Asheville, North Carolina.

Their self-titled Silver Arrow debut proves that no matter how many of these "pros" you get together, the sum will still amount to less than the output of one visionary with a truly captivating take. Luckily the people who show up early enough Friday will be treated to Two Cow Garage, a combo capable of inspiring fans to demand more than mediocrity.