Puss N Boots: No Fools, No Fun
Consider this CSNâ€™s feminine alter ego. Norah Jones continues her transition from late-night chanteuse to Americana enthusiast with Puss N Boots, a supergroup of sorts that teams her with folkie foils Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper. Indeed, modest arrangements and supple strums aside, No Fools, No Fun makes a formidable first impression. Apt covers, courtesy of Neil Young, Wilco, The Band and other icons, buttress the bottom line, but original offerings also fit seamlessly into the mix. â€śDonâ€™t Know What It Meansâ€ť ranks with Jonesâ€™ bestâ€”a spunky shuffle that finds Hank Sr. top of mind. Whether it becomes a full-time occupation or an occasional means for moonlighting remains to be seen, but either way, Puss N Boots sure sounds like the catâ€™s meow.