On their debut CD, California-based professor Stuart Rosh and his band, The Geniuses, merge a vintage, road house sound with smart, here and now lyrics. Blues, honky tonk, folk, and gospel provide the backdrop to stories about grown men and women grappling with love, children, politics, and a funny and tragic world that sometimes just plain doesn't make sense. Pedal steel, fiddle and an occasional nasty Telecaster drive songs that by turns make you laugh or shed a tear, and always keep your feet tapping. Critics call Stuart's award winning songs "captivating and fascinating" and "compelling." Grammy-winning producer Alan Abrahams says it's "excellent music." Sony Music executive Cliff Audretch says it's "great stuff, the kind of music I like to listen to when I get home." Accept No Imitations is an album of rich story-telling free of pretensions or artifice. It's music that makes you smile and reflect, full of songs with finely drawn characters and narratives that resonate with every day experience.