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We don’t often hear such superior work from a pre-pubescent artist, but that’s exactly the case with 13-year-old Texan, Jack Barksdale. The musicianship is at times fantastic, the lyric sensibilty is beyond “old soul,” and when topped off by the artist’s smooth high-pitched voice, it’s positively surreal. “Sideways” has a brisk, upbeat energy that’s catchy and pleasing. On “Trances,” the artist sings with an aching quality that shows just how precocious he can be—he’s done his homework as a musician. He then shifts from sensitive to fiery with the acoustic country-blues tune “World Full Of Nothing,” delivering a downbeat, world-weary vision. Again, not at all what you’d expect from a modern-day teenager.