Let the Devil Win. The local group’s arrangements are embellished further with Devin Shea’s lonesome, winsome streaks of violin. Local duo HoneyHoney have their rocking side, but singer Suzanne Santo and guitarist Ben Jaffe also specialize in more intimate country-folk songs. Santo returns to this room in August, when she’ll debut some of the vulnerable, heartfelt ballads from her upcoming solo album.
The Walcotts dig up a retro blend of rootsy rock & roll that mixes a bit of funky R&B with just a hint of saucy, horn-pumped jazz. Tom Cusimano’s vocals might purposefully evoke the folksy blues-rock phrasing of Leon Russell, The Band and Dr. John, but his rusty, rustic ruminations are balanced by co–lead singer Laura Marion’s homespun, countrified delivery on their debut album,