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

Kelsey Waldon,"White Noise, White Lines" (Oh Boy/Thrity Tigers)- Kelsey Waldon is the first new artist signing to John Prine's Oh Boy label in many a long year , and the Kentucky born singer-songwriter's work is blessed with a refreshing aura of authenticity which sets Kelsey apart from many of her contemporaries in this perenially crowded field. Her latest offering,"White Noise, White Lines," explores the pleasures and pitfalls of the rural American experience via fine tracks such as "Anyhow" and the album's creative centrepiece,"Kentucky,1988."

Kim Sjogren & Lars Hannibal,"Pablo de Sarasate & Niccolo Paganini" (Our Recordings)- Danish guitarist Lars Hannibal joined forces with his fiddle wielding countryman Kim Sjogren in 1980 to form Duo Concertante, and the two men played more than a thousand concerts together during the subsequent decade and a half, delighting European audiences with a blend of contemporary material and established classics. This finely crafted studio offering slots neatly into the latter category as the two men serve up their distinctive treatments of evocative gems such as the Spanish composer Sarasate's two best known works,"Carmen Fantasia" and "Zigeunerwiesen."

Muddy Waters,"Muddy Waters Day / Live in Newport" (Floating World)-A generous helping of classic Chicago blues is the order of the day as Floating World unveil this excellent archive collection.. The 2 CD set draws on live recordings made at Muddy's show in Boston, Massachusetts in June 1976 and the great man's appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960, with both gigs showcasing staples of this charismatic character's live act such as "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Baby Please Don't Go" and the inevitable "Got My Mojo Working."