Los Angeles-based, country-tinged singer-songwriter Paul Chesne is the kind of guy who makes going out to local dive bars worth the drive. On Chesne’s latest self-released album, White Man’s Curse, you can practically hear beer bottles emptying and people dancing to the memorable riffs and good-time vibe.

Chesne, who resembles a young Joe Walsh, cites Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash as influences, which is readily apparent on upbeat Nashville number “Won’t Die” and blues/gospel hopeful ballad “There’s a Place.”

Grade: B

White Man’s Curse is currently available.