CARSON DOWNEY BAND
All The Way (Loggerhead/Universal) Rating: NNN
As Ashley MacIsaac's stock plummets faster than Firestone's, Loggerhead wisely diversifies its holdings with Preston, Nova Scotia, blues busters the Carson Downey Band, who are shaping up to be a blue-chip investment.
Admittedly, there's nothing revolutionary about this backyard-shedding trio's All The Way debut, which remains locked tightly in contemporary bar-band shuffles. But they've definitely got the chops, and their relentless attack can make the most predictable turns strangely compelling. The Carson Downey Band hustle with muscle at the Black Swan Friday and Saturday (September 1 and 2). TP