Melody Gardot''s debut recording, released in 2006, came two years after she suffered a near fatal automobile accident, the differently able Gardot triumphing in accomplishing what many others, including her, could only dream of. This project has her singing and playing guitar and a little piano, but more so presenting this project of all original material. Gardot has an interesting personal story, but even more intriguing music that straddles the line between lounge jazz, folk, and cowgirl songs. She''s part sophisticated chanteuse, college sophomore, and downhome girl next door. Her innocence, sweetness, and light are very alluring, much like the persona of tragic songbirds Eva Cassidy and Nancy LaMott. Feel empathy for Gardot, but don''t patronize her. Likely to be placed in the Norah Jones/Nellie McKay/Madeleine Peyroux pseudo jazz/pop sweepstakes, Gardot offers something decidedly more authentic and genuine, writes Michael G. Nastos in All Music Guide, and we agree: 1 Worrisome Heart - 4:23 2 All That I Need Is Love - 2:38 3 Gone - 2:54 4 Sweet Memory - 3:22 5 Some Lessons - 5:23 6 Quiet Fire - 4:13 7 One Day - 2:03 8 Love Me Like a River Does - 4:08 9 Goodnite - 3:06 10 Twilight - 1:01 A great album!