With a voice that emits a forthright, classicfolk resonance, Karen Tobin lures you into her world, one which is full of wistful, reflective moments filtered through a mature woman’s sensibility. The mellow, melodic “Homeless Heart” might be her best outing, a song propelled by a Spanish acoustic guitar motif and Tobin’s articulate, heartfelt musings on her longing for true love and connection. The artist imparts wisdom again on the jangly “Before It’s Too Late,” musing about the many sides of love. On “Those Blue Eyes, she conveys the tingle felt when the first spark of love is ignited. A former major-label artist, Tobin’s skills are formidable; she would be especially pleasing on the winery circuit.