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

Jason Ringenberg,"Rhinestoned" (Courageous Chicken Music)- Illinois born Jason Ringenberg was delivering his own distinctive brand of Americana long before the genre even had a name, fusing the unbridled energy of new wave with the homespun charms of country music as he made his name with Jason and the Scorchers during the early eighties. A good deal of water has flowed beneath the proverbial bridge since those heady days but Ringenberg remains one of the most vital and engaging performers that you could ever wish to hear, and his latest solo offering serves up a finely judged blend of freshly minted new material and heartfelt revivals of timeless ditties such as the Carter Family's "The Storms Are On The Ocean" and Hank Williams' "You Win Again."

Buzzcocks,"Late For The Train-Live and In Session 1989-2016" (Cherry Red)-This 6 CD collection of live recordings and radio sessions spans almost three decades worth of music-making as it traces the musical exploits of Pete Shelley and company from their reformation in 1989 until 2016, two years before frontman Shelley's untimely death. The seminal punk rockers are captured at something approaching their brilliant best in recordings of their Paris and London shows from 1995 and 2006 respectively , with back catalogue gems such as "Ever Fallen In Love," " Harmony In My Head" and "What Do I Get" capturing the essence of the Bolton band's unashamedly infectious sound.

The Texas Gentlemen,"Floor It!!!" (New West Records)- This five piece outfit cut their teeth as the studio backing band for country luminaries such as George Strait and Kris Kristofferson, but these consumate professionals are now firmly established as a major performing unit in their own right. The Texas Gentlemen may be loosely pigeonholed as practitioners of Americana, but frontmen Nik Lee and Daniel Creamer lead an eclectic line-up whose genre busting sound effortlessly fuses elements of funk,soul, country and gospel to create a life enhancing hybrid which has prompted favourable comparisons to such illustrious names as Little Feat, Booker T. & the M.G.'s and Bob Dylan's former sidekicks The Band.