Label: Universal (MT)
As a close friend and former manager of India.Arie, as well as a talented indie musician, it was only time before Anthony David got an opportunity to reach a national audience. His major label debut Acey Duecy has unexpected range, from a celebration of Dirty South culture on "Kinfolk" and "GA Peach," to a neo-soul cover of Level 42's 80s pop hit "Something About You." The sly but heartfelt wit of "Smoke One," "Cheatin' Man" and "Cold Turkey" confirms that he's a smooth player that can woo the ladies with an acoustic love song like Bill Withers. It's certainly not bad for business.