WHIPPOORWILL, the long-awaited second release from veteran Raleigh songwriter Jamie Purnell, is hard to contain under a single genre of roots music. Jamie approaches a stunning range of sounds with a skilled ear, a steady hand, and an honest heart. From the uptown country-jazz of "The Right Time," to the dark, quiet, contemplative folk of "Hush Your Mind," to the smooth soul of "Reconciliation," these songs reveal the humanity in everyday life. The 12 tunes on WHIPPOORWILL are catchy enough to get you moving and deep enough to keep you coming back. Although Jamie's warm tenor and rich storytelling follow in the tradition of singer-songwriters like James Taylor and Jim Croce, he brings a unique voice to the acoustic music scene that deserves to be heard.