Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week's CD releases.

Tanya Tucker,"While I'm Livin' " (Fantasy)- One-time child star and all round country music legend Tanya Tucker makes her Fantasy Records debut with her first collection of new material since 2002's "Tanya." The finished product leans heavily on the creative contributions of Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile and her long term collaborators , twin brothers Tim and Phil Hanseroth, with Tanya's distinctive vocals injecting world-weary charm into stand-out tracks such as "The Wheels of Laredo," "Rich" and the plaintive, piano led closer,"Bring My Flowers Now."

Dick Gaughan,"The Harvard Tapes-Definitive Gaughan Concert From 1982" (Greentrax)- An initially undiagnosed stroke in 2016 has put paid to this veteran folkie's hopes of appearing on stage for a while, but as the great man's recovery progresses this splendid live set has emerged to remind devoteees of just what a compelling performer Dick Gaughan can be when he's performing at the peak of his considerable powers.The contents were recorded at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Massachusetts almost four decades ago, with a set list featuring gems from the Gaughan back catalogue such as "Now Westlin Winds," "Erin Go Bragh" and Hamish Henderson's rousing Scots anthem,"The Freedom Come All Ye."

Curse of Lono,"4am and counting" (Submarine Cat Records)- Curse of Lono's latest offering finds the impeccable London five-piece offering an intriguing new take on their critically acclaimed back catalogue as they deliver stripped down and intimate versions of some of the choice tracks from their first two albums, This fascinating musical diversion boasts guest appearance from pedal steel virtuoso BJ Cole and Albama 3's harmonica ace Nick Reynolds and provides an ideal introduction to creative mainstay Felix Bechtolsheimer's deeply cinematic blend of darkly memorable Americana and gothic alt-rock.

Little Bob Blues Bastards,"New Day Coming" (Freeworld)-Readers with very long memories may well recall Little Bob Story's musical exploits during the mid-seventies, when this diminutive French performer's uncompromising brand of earthy rhythm and blues prompted favourable comparisons with like minded contemporaries such as Dr.Feelgood. The artist born Roberto Piazza in the port city of Le Havre is in his seventies now but his passion for music-making remains undimmed and "New Day Coming" serves up a generous helping of solid,uncomplicated rock, including an affectionate cover of his old friend Lemmy's Motorhead classic,"Ace of Spades."