A Long Island-based NY musician, Taylor Barton continues to evolve as a songwriter and especially as a singer, even beyond her breakthrough 2002 Dry Land release. Her burgeoning confidence as a performer is evident throughout Vapor, for example on the opening "Rio Grande" and the roof-raising "Seven Roses," for which she (temporarily) leaves her comfort zone behind for a Wall of Sound. With husband and co-producer G.E. Smith, Barton is still stretching herself with her fifth album on their own label. Her best yet.