Down The Old Plank Road
Label: RCA Victor
Yet another Chieftains foray into the connections between trad Irish music and bluegrass. This sonic free-for-all feels like a backwoods jam brought on stage, and the scrappy pick-up vibe makes for lively listening. Earl Scruggs, Allison Krauss and Del McCoury are among the all-star collaborators; "Ladies Pantallettes," besides having a great name, is great.