Long List of Heartaches
Label: New Rounder
If you thought the Grascals' 2005 self-titled debut was impressive, just wait until you hear their Grammy-nominated (for Best Bluegrass Album) Long List Of Heartaches. Songs like "Home" are picked with superhuman dexterity at lightning speeds that may induce convulsions should one try and follow all the notes. The songs effortlessly walk the tightrope between newgrass and traditional, leaning more toward the latter with their nasal, Everly Brothers-inspired close-harmonies and guest appearances by Steve Wariner and George Jones.