'Education', the debut CD by multi-influenced roots rock band This Other Life, brings a fresh approach to frontwoman Meg Gehman's singer-songwriter style. Gehman and co-vocalist Becky Thomas are out front with ultra tight harmonies, catchy hooks, and lyrics that actually mean something. Guitarist Fred Kentner brings his roots to bear in every haunting ( or screaming, or bluesy, or Appalachian, or Cajun, or world music...)lead. Drummer Jim Conner and bassist Erika Vazquez put forth a solid pocket that snaps. Conner knows how to keep it tasteful and never boring. Vazquez plays with heart and sensitivity. The result is a repertoire of fresh original music that might put you in the mind of early Fleetwood Mac or maybe the Indigo Girls with groove.