Scared Money Can't Win
'Scared Money' is an intimate and personal debut record from singer-songwriter Travis Vertuca. Travis defines his influences as broad and narrow at the same time. From, Townes Van Zandt to Mogwai, Travis borrows from many influences and creates a synthesis of sound. States Away is deeply rooted in classic Americana, but refuses to look at it with some kind of plaintive nostalgia as is often done. His voice is unique, singular and emerging as a soundtrack for a jaded audience. States Away, and Travis are currently putting a West Coast tour together for fall 2010, but as always are wrought with apathy. Wish them luck. Enjoy the record.