Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions
by Marty Stuart
Released: Aug 2010
Label: Sugar Hill Records
Ghost Train will make you long for the days when country music was full of grit and soul. Stuart, who started his career at age 13 playing for the legendary Lester Flatt, knows how to make old-school country sound new and appealing. "Branded" is a catchy tune about consequences and bad reputations; what makes this song work so wonderfully is the pulsating drums and ringing guitar that twangs its way through from start to finish. Another highlight is rockabilly number "Country Boy Rock & Roll," which features Kenny Vaughan lending some Everly Brothers-type harmonies. And try not to sing along to Stuart's plucky version of Warner Mack's 1965 gem "Bridge Washed Out," which features the kind of old-school, twanging guitar licks that make you pine for another era.