Outsider artist d’jour, signed to the same label as Adele, the former postman/soldier and beneficiary of an Arte special Willis Earl Beal is set for the sort of Indie Overdrive that, if he’s lucky, will merely push him into insanity. A couple of years ago he was posting his phone number on telephone poles; one wonders if this was so much unhinged as a conceptual finger into the air. Either way, the man can sing and a cosmic streak runs through even the folkiest of his work. Will he end up being a Daniel Johnston or a Tom Waits? Either choice looks pretty good.