By Alanna Nash
Updated April 07, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

The odd little Americana sampler The I-10 Chronicles follows the nation’s longest highway with musical stops along the way. It gets off to a rambling start in California (Bill & Bonnie Hearne’s cover of ”L.A. Freeway”), but runs out of gas in Texas. Joe Ely, Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz, and newcomer Cherokee Rose — who puts a banjo (!) to Native American chants — liven up the scenery. B-