The Best New Bluegrass Albums
New albums from talented upstarts—plus one grande dame—find fresh inspiration in a classic American style.
By Scott Frampton
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the September 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Imagine the Carter Family collaborating with the Ramones—that's the one-of-a-kind alchemy of Kelley, Jessi, and Nikki Darlin (who aren't really related). Their close country harmonies date back to Nashville's earliest 45s, but on Those Darlins (Oh Wow Dang), this Tennessee-based trio adds scruffy punk-rock moxie to songs about boys, benders, and barbecue.
Hear It: "Wild One"