Americana guitarist Buddy Miller loves collaborative efforts, and The Majestic Silver Strings is no exception. The usual suspects are present, including Emmylou Harris and Patty Griffin. But there are a few surprises, too, namely Lee Ann Womack and jazz guitarist Marc Ribot. This cast of characters helps Miller create a moodily rambling record dripping in Texas swing, honky-tonk and vintage Nashville. The best cuts -- among them "Cattle Call," "I Want To Be With You Always" and a rockabilly version of the George Jones nugget "Why Baby Why" -- are aware of their history and tradition.