AMONG OAK & ASH Among [...]; music.
AMONG OAK & ASH Among The Oak & Ash (Verve Forecast) REMEMBER when Robert Plant and Alison Krauss proved that opposites do attract? Now roots songwriter Josh Joplin and indie folk-rocker Garrison Starr team up on a set of songs, many of which are more than a century old. The result is startling, imbuing the American Songbook with grungy guitar growl. Hiram Hubbard and Peggy-O fall somewhere between REM and White Stripes while an exuberant Joseph Hillstrom could have come from Springsteen's Seeger sessions. And just when you think you've heard it all, there's a surprise cover of The Smiths' Bigmouth Strikes Again. PC