I highly recommend Tami Neilson’s album “Don’t be Afraid” which I’ve been listening to for the past week after having seen her blistering live performance. The album’s been out for a couple of years: exclaim! and BluesBlast pretty much get her authentic talent. For me it’s the lovely seamless blend of gospel, country, soul and rockabilly: all the tracks are very strong in-band/in-family compositions and the album is beautifully produced. Catch her if you can. The highest compliment I can pay Tami is that without doubt she’d be able to headline the Gospel Tent at Jazz Fest. New Orleans is where Tami really should spend some time and family permitting, it would be a spiritual homecoming for her and would blast her into the musical stratosphere.