Jaegler- (noun) Somebody who is an opportunist or schmooze. See Tiger Woods' recent activity. The term was coined by local musician Dave Carpenter and his pals a few years back to describe a shady character making a move on a friend, and has since been used as a joking insult in their social circle. And while nobody wants to necessarily be a "jaegler" or be "jaegled," the made-up word is now the name of Carpenter's back up band (The Jaeglers), and the title of his first solo album, The Jaegler. Recorded in just two days at Big Sky Studios in Ann Arbor, The Jaegler consists of seven acoustic-based tracks (eight, counting the hidden bonus song) all written and recorded by Carpenter, who had a clear vision for the outcome of his first solo project. "I got to be in charge of the destiny of how I wanted the songs to sound," Carpenter said, describing what a difference it made not having to collaborate with other musicians this time around (Carpenter recorded two albums with his former band, Driftwood Whale). As a result, Carpenter was able to produce an album that he should be proud to call his own. It's his deep, baritone voice and acoustic riffs that carry the album through it's entirety, as well as Carpenter's accessible lyric writing. Five of the tunes feature musical accompaniment by The Jaeglers, giving the album a Dave Matthews Band vibe. The title track stands out, telling the story of a recently divorced man who has to "jaegle" his way through the dating scene again. And the autumnal acoustic hymn, "Porch Song" may be slow and stripped of drum beats and guitar solos, but it's easily the best track on the CD.