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Byline: Paul Cole ; Jack Daniels

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
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Feb 21, 2010
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