As only the second album produced by Cousin Curtiss, Wood Stove Stereo is an incredible leap in the right direction for this young artist. Teaming up with expert blues and funk musicians Jason Walsh, Marty Fredrick, Heath Williamson, and Russ Dalbke, Cousin Curtiss created an album that is musically entertaining to all ages and interests from start to finish. The album ranges from pop to blues to rock with a side of hip-hop. The album begins with five-part harmonies in “Kick a Wine Bottle” telling the story of a tragic move across America, centers around a “Hole in the Wall” – easily described as a new generation’s version of “Free Bird” but detailing a conversation on Nashville’s steps of Union Station – and finishes with a hard-hitting rap/rock tune “Sight Not So Clear”. The backbone of the album is driven by the blues stylings of Walsh, Dalbke, and Fredrick while the guitar work and vocals of O’Rorke Stedman are more Americana/Folk/Pop which harbor an extremely diverse yet tasteful sound. Very rarely is an album stimulating and provocative from beginning to end yet Cousin Curtiss has found a way to create that exact experience at a young age.