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Wires & Wood

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Wires and Wood

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Giant
genre:
Country

We gave it an A-

There might be a better mandolinist in Nashville than Johnny Staats; if so, he hasn’t surfaced. On his first album, Wires & Wood, this bluegrass virtuoso ā€” devilishly fast and musically inventive ā€” makes a basically inexpressive instrument sing. Yes, he has a nerdy voice, but if he wants to sing a few notes before leaping into one of his incendiary instrumentals, he can go right ahead. A-

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