A drummer turned solo artist, Rohan still has a foot in the coffeehouse circuit. Between far-flung shows across the country, he regularly plays Flannery's pub downtown, working out acoustic-based originals between classic-rock covers. Yearning becomes bliss on These Days, in the stronger songs. On tunes like "Evangeline," soulful Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson emerges as a primary influence. Revamped as a swing tune, Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" makes this set list, with Mark Leach's Hammond B3 organ replacing the mariachi trumpet. Rohan's second solo LP goes down like a dish of vanilla blues with a whiskey chaser. Vanilla may be plain, but it's good.
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