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For his 13th long-player, George Ensle distills down to easy essentials. Producer Stephen Doster lets the veteran songwriter's warm, weathered vocals lead, winding through homespun tales ("Home," "Ode to Jake") and folk wisdom ("Gloves," "Psalm") with a lived-in earnestness. Warren Hood's fiddle accents a top-tier session team, and Christine Albert's backing shades the simple truth of standout "All I Need."

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