Jesse Ruben / Rachel Antion / Zach Comtois
23-year-old, Philly-bred singer/songwriter Jesse Ruben freely confides that he's done a bit of "obsessing" over his second album, The Ones That Matter. Adding full-band accompaniment to his lush, soulful pop/rock, Ruben also stretches impressively as a writer on The Ones That Matter, achieving a near-novelistic sense of character and setting on finely hewn tracks like "A Lack of Armor," "Bleeker and Sixth," and "Unbreakable." His relentless attention to detail pays off handsomely. Also appearing Rachel Antion and Zach Comtois.