Your crusty chronicler is an individual who generally does his own thing. Still, when Examiner asked for support for their new “List” format, it was nigh impossible not to be open-minded about it. So, with the spirit of teamwork and unity in mind, your rockin’ reviewer presents this series—“Track by Track” in which we review certain select CDs literally “track by track”.
The Looking, also known as operatically-trained Todd Carter, newest release, Songs for a Traveler, is a twelve-track disc of indie alternative music that spans both the decades and genres. Carter (acoustic guitar, vocals and production) is backed by several select performers including: Bill Finizio (guitar, keys and vocals), John Andrews (guitar), Dan Rieser (drums), Adam Kromelow (piano, B3 and “wurli”), Gerald Menke (pedal steel and dobro), Chris Morrissey (bass), Sasha Dobson (vocals), Ernesto Villa-Lobos (violin) and Rubin Kodheli (cello).