The queen of kids' music is back with her first CD in six years, and with Susie Lampert and Adam Bernstein hitching along, it's a fun ride. Somewhere Frank Sinatra is tapping his toes to her version of "Fly Me to the Moon."
On a gritty-good album of original material, the 72-year-old blues veteran gets some help from fellow guitarists Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. But no doubt Guy is still the man here.
Didn't It Feel Kinder
Her third solo outing finds the Indigo Girl bringing plenty of passion to the music and the messages on songs like "Who Sold the Gun," about Virginia Tech, and "She's Got to Be," a soulful look at loving the woman inside.
O.A.R. may stand for "Of a Revolution," but there's nothing revolutionary here—just solid pop-rock that sounds like everyone from matchbox twenty to Maroon 5. O.A.R. keeps things pretty MOR.