Peter Blackstock of Austin360

“South Austin Moonlighters, “Ghost of a Small Town.” Following their 2014 studio debut “Burn & Shine,” this local supergroup of sorts, whose members marked many miles with the likes of Monte Montgomery, Stonehoney and the DEADMAN, ups the ante on this 13-song set of all-original material. Multi-instrumentalist Chris Beall’s memorable “A Year of Decembers” plants the record in classic-rock Americana territory before guitarist Phil Hurley, who first gained renown in the early ’90s with the acclaimed alternative band Gigolo Aunts of Boston, follows with the rootsy pop gem “Movin’ On.” When the foursome — which also includes bassist Lonnie Trevino Jur. and drummer Phil Bass — co-write, as on “Hold On” and the instrumental title track, they gravitate toward more soulful, bluesy grooves.”