Ypsi singer-songwriter Misty Lyn's ruminative rock-janglers and toe-tappers are like bonfires in the darkest wood. There's a low but resolute rumble in her voice, almost lullaby-like at points, though she can belt it out cathartically at others. The artist's creative confidence resonates throughout the songs, which mark a formative moment for her, not just as a writer but also in her role as producer of this album. Darkness and woodsy vibes aside, the blustery swaying ballads shuffle forth toward a new horizon, a more joyful place — as she puts it. Misty and the Big Beautiful pour some Honey for their home crowd, performing at the Blind Pig on Nov. 3. —Jeff Milo
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