Veteran Canadian musician Dave McLean specialises in delivering a distinctively rough hewn version of the blues, and his previous albums have been dominated by covers of songs penned by his musical heroes such as Robert Johnson and Elmore James. "Pocket Full Of Nothin' " signals something of a departure from this familiar formula however, as Dave has decided to showcase his own songwriting talents for the first time alongside typically gritty revamps of Gregg Allman's "Midnight Rider" and J.B.Lenoir's "Voodoo Music." The results should be required listening for roots music devotees everywhere, providing a near perfect introduction to the sound of a man whose gloriously lived- in vocals were once colourfully compared to "an ice truck with a busted axle."