Kyle Riabko - Before I SpeakThis teenager is proof that some air guitarists become the real thing. From his Saskatoon bedroom to U.S. ballrooms, opening for the likes of Buddy Guy and James Brown, Riabko is living the dream. His debut album has the laid-back groove of label-mate John Mayer, on songs like the ballad “Half as Much” and the bluesy “What Did I Get Myself Into.” But Riabko scores a more original sound on the erotic workout “Miss Behavin’” and the rocker “Chemistry #2,” his sexy duet with cougar Liz Phair. Precocious or what?

Apr. 19