Greg Laswell + Jimmy Gnecco + Brian Wright

Cali songman Greg Laswell's voice can imbue even the cheeriest song with a note of world-weariness—his cover of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" being a fine example of this. Laswell's sweet, folk-rockin' arrangements are maudlin at times but retain a certain charm. Playing before him is Jimmy Gnecco, from the band Ours.