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

Ashley Hutchings,"Dylancentric" (Talking Elephant)- Ashley Hutchings is widely recognised as one of the founding fathers of the English folk-rock movement, having played a key role in the formation of outfits such as Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention and The Albion Band. Ashley's splendid new offering found the veteran singer and bass player travelling to the Isle of Wight to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's appearance at the rock festival there in 1969, with his specially assembled band tackling an assortment of gems from the great man's back catalogue, including "Mr.Tambourine Man," "One of Us Must Know" and the subtly compelling "Not Dark Yet."

Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts,"OHBAHOY" (Self Released)- Hard working Midwest rockers Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts took a well deserved break from their relentless touring schedule a few months ago to assemble the eagerly anticipated follow up to their 2016 album,"Heavy Metal," and the finished product showcases the sublime blend of country rock and power pop which has become the five piece band's musical trademark. The gifted son of Cheap Trick's maverick guitar ace Rick Nielsen has absorbed influences from such diverse sources as Tom Petty, Otis Redding and Jellyfish along the way to create a distinctive brand of Americana which is captured at its most impressive via prime cuts such as "Hands Up," "Old Enough" and "Overpass."

Neil Bob Herd & The Dirty Little Acoustic Band,"Every Soul A Story" (Cattlecall Music)- "Every Soul A Story" marks the solo debut of Scottish roots rocker Neil Robert Herd, who had previously spent a highly productive period as one of the frontmen of "alt Bluegrass" band The Coal Porters alongside the redoubtable Sid Griffin. The contents are a little more muscular and hard edged than Neil's previous offerings , running the gamut from the affable country rock of "Book Inside Them " to his elegaic WW1 lament,"The Colour of History" and the inventive time travel satire,"Well,Well."