Coming Home lands Webster, 31, squarely in the folksinger bin. Only her own rhythm guitar and Rob Grimwade's lead guitar accompany her clear soprano, and the songs are personal but uncomplicated. Yet Webster gained experience in bands playing rock, funk, and blues in and around N.Y.C., which suggests that she could someday rise above the "girl with the guitar" stereotype. A full-length follow-up, more lavishly arranged, is already in the planning stage. For now, however, we can enjoy the uptempo "Mamma," the jazz-influenced "Sugar Daddy," and the heartfelt "Nation of Two."
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