Down At the Well of Wishes is only Jon Byrd’s second solo album — 2007’s Byrd’s Auto Parts was his debut. While that might make for a small catalog, it’s definitely not the work of a green performer. Byrd’s Telecaster playing is all over albums by Atlanta alt-country mainstays Slim Chance & the Convicts, and in the decade since he moved to Nashville, he’s dueted with Amelia White, done justice to a Tom T. Hall kids’ song on a covers set this year and contributed a tune to an Eric Brace & Peter Cooper album, to name just a few things. Most importantly, the vocals on Byrd’s new R.S. Fields-produced album have the graciousness of Don Williams along with traces of Willie Nelson’s free-as-the-breeze delivery. To put it another way, Byrd’s an understatedly great singer. And the songwriting — which is sorta kinda what he came here to pursue in the first place — applies a fresh, sharp, Southern vocabulary to describing the very real marks people leave on one another in relationships. He’s understatedly great at the writing part, too. And here’s hoping that with this nine-song country singer-songwriter set, he gets his due.