Some dudes have earned the right to wear a fuzzy woodsman beard. Anders Parker
is one of those dudes. The former frontman of Varnaline isn't wearing Bob Dylan's beard, exactly, but Jeff Tweedy's face fungus may have rubbed off a bit when Parker recruited former Wilco drummer Ken Coomer for his self-titled 2006 album. The lettered songwriter could also comfortably rub whiskers with fellow hirsute songwriter Joe Pernice; both fuzzy faces dole out equal amounts lyrical wit to inform modest, twangy pop melodies sprung from acoustic guitar and piano.