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Breakfast Special

  • Breakfast Special [Rounder, 1979] B+

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Breakfast Special [Rounder, 1979]
Where it survives as indigenous country music, bluegrass may well be a wondrous thing, but among citybilly archivists it only magnifies the usual folkie escapisms--purism and pastoral nostalgia--by encouraging mindless virtuosity. Which makes this virtuosic but eclectically streetwise record a small miracle that should delight anyone more spiritually attuned to the genre than a faithless wretch like me. B+