Singer/songwriter Claudia Russell skates around the edges of and occasionally through the contemporary folk genre with her attractive blend of blues, jazz and folk-pop. She works with her husband Bruce Kaplan, who helps out on vocals, mandolin and guitar. He is instrumental in her performance, literally and figuratively, since he co-produced this CD with her -- he also did the cover art, and co-authored a couple of the 13 songs. Russell, in turn, has collaborated with a few others. In addition to originals she includes songs by Jeff Talmadge, Fred Alley, Ted Waterhouse, Kyle Johnson, Bob Dylan and Lori B.