Various Artists

The Eclectic Bluegrass Collection

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CMH's Eclectic Bluegrass Collection culls tracks from their endless supply of Pickin' On titles. Here, prolific bluegrass artists such as Cornbread Red, the Long Goners, Iron Horse, and Soda and His Million Piece Band strut their rural stuff on interpretations of classics (Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues,") FM hits (Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'"), and alternative rock staples ("Planet Telex" by Radiohead) with predictable results. This sampler is a far better deal for listeners who want a little more diversity in their novelty rather than picking up an entire bluegrass set of Metallica or Stone Temple Pilots songs, but it's still novelty nonetheless.

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