Ken Leighton 6 p.m., Oct. 18
Sound description: Whiskey soaked country melancholy.
RIYL: Asleep at the Wheel, Little Feat, Flying Burrito Brothers
Influences: Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, Nick Cave, Townes Van Zandt, Bob Wills, Johnny Cash, Commander Cody, Asleep at the Wheel
Bill Cardinal's six-song EP is titled Countryman Blues.EM> "I've had some of these songs for three years, but this is my first recording," he says. "No label. My good friend Daniel Crawford engineered, mixed, and mastered it." Crawford also plays lead guitar and lap steel on the album, as well as Jake Najor on drums.