Beechwood Avenue-the Nashville artist's brand new self-produced album-ventures into the dark, secluded corridors of cynicism, melancholy and other delicate emotions. Howes is a self-described purveyor of "sad bastard music," trafficking in images of dethroned religion, tenuous love and the solace of a beer bottle. The album's 13 tracks are lush electro-folk soundscapes, sometimes tapering off to only finger-picked acoustic guitar and Howes' shaky, ravaged, half-whispered vocals, sometimes bathed in ambient sounds, keyboards and programmed beats. -Nashville Scene, Jewly Hight Nashville's Howes makes brooding and ambient sophisticated songwriter rock, which should make fans of Blue Nile and Matthew Ryan, uh, happy? Well, atleast make them happy to be miserable. - Nashville Rage, Jason Moon Wilkins I can't say I really tried to record this Album... It kind of made itself. The heartache, the anger, and the hope all came by itself. So if you are interested in honesty in music, you'll probably be interested in it. P.S.--- It's best listened to with a drink in the late hours of a winter snow.