Melody, insight, and grace combine in Neal Gladstone's 6th CD of original tunes, Odd Penny. Opening with a klezmer birthday tribute to your mother, Gladstone's well-crafted songs surprise and delight with their intelligence. In this CD, he turns his musical wit to strange people, spurned lovers, nude calendars, and the pleasures of sleep. As much a composer as a song-writer, Gladstone's arrangements satisfy the sophisticated listener. A favorite in Oregon's Willamette Valley, Neal Gladstone's music is another one of Oregon's little-known treasures.