On Draws Blood, the follow-up to 2011's self-titled second album, Maritimes rocker Carleton Stone boasts quite the list of talented co-writers, including Mo Kenney, Emma-Lee, Andrew Austin, Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene), and the late Jay Smith (to whom the album is dedicated). Guest players include members of Zeus, Collett, and Howie Beck. The result is an album full of well-crafted pop-rockers highlighting Stone's pleasingly melodic voice and cleanly produced by Collett and Beck. He's already notching CBC play, and don't be surprised if commercial stations follow. Recent gigs supporting Matt Andersen and a CD release gig at Toronto's The Dakota this week have helped spread the word.