Long Island, NY-based artist Vincent Poag is not a gifted vocalist; he is, however, a communicator with a nonchalant informality, a directness that can be endearing. That’s true of the optimistic “Beautiful Day” where his voice and an acoustic guitar (and perhaps a flute) is enough to convince us he’d be an effective, avuncular children’s music artist. Poag goes electric and bluesy on “You Love Me” and adds a full complement of backups (sax, organ, even a string section) to support him. “Young Again” has the artist fronting a full-on rock band as he philosophizes about growing up and growing old. We suggest the artist utilize some supportive backup vocalists to help him sound a bit less naked at the mic.