By Tony Scherman
Updated March 24, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST
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Wires and Wood

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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 — devilishly fast and musically inventive — 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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