The last time I sat down for a drink with guitarist/singer/song-writer, Alfonso Velez, I asked him what his plan was for his sophomore release. I insinuated that, although his eponymous debut was brilliant, he would have to reinvent himself. He promised he would, and he did. The two tracks you can hear here, taken live and unedited, show a Velez who, has taken yet another step toward the finish line. If there is one. Demos is fresh and new; it’s a Velez I’m not used to after experiencing his somber Rockwood performances in the past and I feel challenged. He’ll be playing tomorrow in NYC.