Recorded "on a rainy afternoon in June" following a Saturday night at the Buccaneer, this doesn't have the sweat or explosiveness that the previous night's show surely did, but that's okay, because Memphis expat Greg Cartwright is a pretty great Sunday-afternoon songwriter, one whose soulful voice and savant-like way with vintage-sounding hooks works just as well with the volume turned down a little.
Cartwright and band overcome minor electrocution to deliver a rousing set highlighted by solo chestnut, "Bad Man," and a Carl Perkins cover.
Live at Goner had a brief life as a charity CD-R in 2005 and then got an official vinyl release in early 2006. This is its first official CD release. Cartwright completists now have no excuses. ("Bad Man," "Tennessee," "Carol") — CH