The debut from this Philly-based group (really a duo plus friends) definitely falls in the roots rock category, and it does have its moments, starting off well enough with "Want on Nothing" and its gospel inflections. A few other pieces stand out, "Forks and Knives" and the folkie, singalong "This Hands Is a Mighty Hand." For the most part, however, what comes across is something quite workmanlike. They try hard and work up a head of steam and emotion, but somehow much of this disc never quite connects. It's not quite folk, not quite alt country; at times it doesn't seem to know quite what it is. Still, they have lots of potential, and it's possible that next time around they could come up with an album that delivers the goods all the time. Meanwhile what they've done is respectable, if not outstanding.