Sweet Baby James
Label: Crossroads Records
The lauded bluegrass unit's seventh album, Life Finds a Way is rife with the superb playing and perfectly harmonized vocals that garnered them awards and the attention of not just critics but country music icon Dolly Parton (they were her backing band for awhile) when they came up in the early '00s. Alternating between originals and covers, honky-tonk marked by banjo and mandolin and straight-up high-speed bluegrass ("Lay That Hammer Down"), the album well illustrates The Grascals' versatility. They even manage to pull off new-country-style ballads.