We’re impressed by this artist’s EP, which shows off his ability to nail the varied sounds of modern mainstream country, an expert mixture of twang and bang that’s bolstered by crafty songwriting. There’s the nostalgic pedal-steel-burnished “Dad’s Old Ford,” where Weaver and his band are super tight, right down to the impressive drum work. Then, an aggressive shift occurs with “Cope,” which rides a great slide riff and guitar fills that are truly metallic. It’s the perfect setup for the tender “Before I Met You,” where the singer, a reformed hellraiser, expresses gratitude to a special woman who has transformed him. Weaver, based in Florida, seems to possess all the talent and support he’ll need to succeed.