If High Desert Soul was a thing — music that moves you through word and harmony in the tradition of real roots Americana — but with an ear towards jazz, and a pocket as deep as river canyon, that’s the ARB. AR’s songwriting is simultaneously earthy as it is urban. Sincere lyricism, rich harmonic and rhythmic structure, clearly influenced by the likes of Joni, Lucinda & Ani DiFranco. All held up with the sturdy pulse of Vintage Soul & Motown.