These acoustic recordings by Grant Nesmith and his backups (including pedal steel and beat box) have a casual, mellow vibe, a wistful and bittersweet Americana twang, that is sometimes alluring. Nesmith’s high-pitched voice complements the mood in “Gone So Fast” with its message of life’s fleeting moments. Alas, the song is not structured to peak in a satisfying way. The mood shifts to upbeat/mid-tempo and breezy for “Every Night” whose sad undertones (pedal steel again) serve a song about a lonesome, solitary life. “Rise” rides a dreamy, somber pace which shifts to a heavy but equally sluggish guitar riff. We suggest Nesmith structure his future songs to deliver more drama, energy and pacing.