A seasoned artist with 14 albums under his belt, Bill Rotella has the self-assurance of an artist who knows what he’s about––he’s a storyteller. And everything about these tracks labors in service to that. First-rate production enables the singer’s voice, his every word, to come through loud and clear. Well, maybe not loud, for Rotella and his expert band are about creating a high-touch, homespun mood, drawing you closer to the campfire. “Wishing Well” is typical of his folksy, nostalgic, wisdom-dishing side, while “The Other Side,” set to a brisk, harmonica-fueled pace, delivers a poetic commentary on our unsettled times. Americana music fans will appreciate this artist and welcome his new recordings.