TRIPLE PLAY: Three remarkable performers from the less-is-more school are being heard above the din of competing electronic clutter. On The Next Hundred Years (###), gruff soul man and former street musician Ted Hawkins revives simple country blues, like John Fogerty's Long as I Can See the Light, with aplomb. Ben Harper's believable moral indignation is the core of Welcome to the Cruel World (###), spinning on the force of spare melodies, a plaintive guitar and such quirky folk tales as Mama's Got a Girlfriend Now. Los Angeles singer/guitarist Duane Jarvis, known for backing talents like Lucinda Williams, cooks up easygoing roots rock on his winning debut, D.J.'s Front Porch (###). Kick back and enjoy the honky-tonk melancholy of She's Like a Drink and the uncapped vitality of Ray Davies' This Is Where I Belong.
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