Billed as "New York's most generally well-adjusted country singer," animal loving songwriter Dougie Poole released a sleeper of a debut album earlier this year in the fine Wideass Highway.

Employing "synths not pedal steel," the lanky, deep-voiced cowboy-hatted singer deals in dirgey sad songs leavened with wit such as  "Don't You Think I'm Funny Anymore?" and "Less Young But As Dumb," while pondering predicaments of modern lonesomeness such as leaving the house without your phone on "Port Authority Hymn."

On Saturday night, Poole headlines at PhilaMOCA, with off-center folkies On The Water and Geb The Great Cackler opening. Details here.