By Bob Cannon
Updated April 01, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

This debut from the well-traveled Los Angeles singer-guitarist (Michelle Shocked, Divinyls) recalls the laconic cool of an early Tom Petty or, better yet, Keith Richards with consonants. The careening ”Good on Paper” and the wistful ”Back of Beyond” sound like lost gems that were left off Let It Bleed. Jarvis seems to spit out these evocative country-soul tunes effortlessly, indicating that D.J.’s Front Porch is built to last. A