The Skinny family includes saxophonist Matt Corey and a coven of soulful female backup singers. Weaned on Sly Stone and James Taylor, clean-cut singer-guitarist Jake Blazer is no hippie. He croons respectably, and his white-guy raps translate to disc, as do uplifting, hooky, fat-free songs like "All-Star," the kind of get-your-happy-on tune that rolls over movie montages. See the group at a local club before O.A.R. and Jack Johnson snap it up as an opening act.
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