Want to get in your car and drive, roll down the windows, put the top down, and crank up the tunes? If so, this album will become a fast friend as your listening mate. The female vocalist soothes, rages, croons, or wails, whatever the particular songs call for. The song, 'Graduation Day,' is a tribute to Chicago mothers whose sons have joined gangs. All one mother can do in remembrance of those who have died is to create a wall with each of their names on each brick. Other songs tap into the psychology of writing to prison inmates because it's the right thing to do, but exposes the reverse side. Then there are tales of temptation, addiction, and jealousy. This album also features Tim Krekel (former guitarist of Jimmy Buffett), Barry King (former guitarist of Charlie Daniels), and guitarist Hambone. The rhythms are solid, with a progressive pop feel. If you like music with a satirical edge, this is for you.