By Tony Scherman
February 19, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

The Mountain

B+
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On his first all-bluegrass album, Earle’s anarchic spirit roughens up the normally polished McCoury Band, but the result is far from amateurish — rather, The Mountain is the sound of consummate pros having a blast. As on almost all his albums, Earle wrote everything. Best line (from ”Carrie Brown,” a murder ballad set in the town of Bristol, which straddles two states): ”I shot him in Virginia, and he died in Tennessee.” B+

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