If you need something to cheer you up MATTY JAMES CASSIDY has just the thing in the shape of 4x4x1, an EP of country/blues/rock covers. He opens with George Jones’ ‘The Race Is On’ – it’s amazing how much fun misery can be, isn’t it? The misery continues with ‘Dear Doctor’ courtesy of Messrs. Jagger and Richards and a much less mannered version of the song. Ronnie Lane’s ‘How Come’ is a long-time favourite here at Folking Acres and Matty does it full justice before finally turning to Tom Waits and ‘Old Shoes (And Picture Postcards)’. No new ground has been broken here; no great insights expounded – it’s just bloody good singalong fun.