Mike Evin – Do You Feel The World (Independent)

The latest record from Montreal’s Mike Evin sees him honor the legacy of artists like Elton John and Billy Joel rather capably but in truth, his songs and vocals are closer to the inimitable Ben Folds. Like Folds, Evin’s specialty is simple piano-driven pop songs with a wry sense of humor to boot. Luckily for the listener, the humor is doled out in subtle amounts, never taking the front seat and bringing him into parody territory. Highlights to check out include Sweet Emma’s Group, The Bach Family Sing-A-Long, Do You Feel The World and We’ll Meet Again.