Vocalist and guitarist Pete Vincelette recorded the bulk of Twilight Motel's CD, One in the Oven, all by himself in the basement of his home. Only later did he add the work of drummer Rick Arsenault, bassist Eric Taylor, violinist Joel Denman and mandolin/lap-steel player J.T. Saint on four of the eleven songs. The smoke-voiced storyteller of a songwriter is clearly the anchor here. But with his bandmates' help, Vincelette navigates the low-lonesome country as easily as he a probes an understated kind of blues. Folksy touches -- such as Saint's watery, warbling lap-steel -- imbue their music with a depth of style and emotion missing from many neo-roots outfits. Smart, episodic and nearly perfect, Twilight Motel is worth checking into. The band appears Saturday, May 11, at Café Cero.