"The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver"
There are lots of tribute albums around, though they are a curious bird. The assumption we make as consumers is that the people who contribute do so because they were inspired by the person whose work they are celebrating.
Complete with emphatic narratives and a fiery ensemble of string instruments, the latest release from Old Crow Medicine Show, "Carry Me Back," is the group's most spirited and sophisticated album yet.
If Chuck Mead and his Grassy Knoll Boys sang songs as classy as their outfits, your grandmother would have loved their set. In full country and western git-up from their boots to their hats, Chuck Mead and his boys put on a twangy and charming performance.