Shelly Blake

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These living room recordings by Maryland songwriter Shelly Blake range from minor-key acoustic-guitar confessions (“The Dear Devil In Me Likes The Dear Devil In You”) to noisy, unsettling improvisations (“Sailing In the Boat”) to upbeat, piano-driven ditties that recall the naivete of Daniel Johnston’s early tracks. The rough-hewn minimalism makes for a lively and honest listen.

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