Album: Buddy Miller, The Majestic Silver Strings (New West)

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In which Robert Plant's bandleader gathers to himself a supergroup of über-string-benders – Marc Ribot, Greg Leisz and, yep, Bill Frisell – and gets down to "messing up" a small canon of country songs in one room, live.

Miller and Ribot sing a bit but wisely enlist Lee Ann Womack, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and, yep, Emmylou to shoulder the greater burden. And yep, the results are fluent, tasteful, ghostly and more than a little wistful. Ideally served with morning coffee.