Stumbling Up Hill
This is a fun, festive debut album by singer/songwriter Tod Puckett and the San Francisco-based Puckett Family Project. With a mix of funky, countrified rock tunes and fingerstyle guitar ballads, you can't help but smile and think 'I wonder what I should have for lunch today. Perhaps a salad?' Former Five-Point Plan drummer and current Galactic music consultant, Tim Carter, keeps the New Orleans funk vibe throughout. Dave Amato's blues influenced guitar work is masterful. All CD profits go to The Arc of Orange County, North Carolina, helping people with developmental disabilities. Based in San Francisco, the Puckett Family Project is known for festive live shows on the West Cost.