CHERRYHOLMES Cherryholmes, Skaggs Family Records, 2005; 615-264-8877.

cherryholmesGive an ear to “No One to Sing for Me,” an acapella arrangement straight from heaven.

Who says great lyrics need to have accompaniment? The other cuts, with all the requisite strings, spread sweet dew on grass that is a thousand times bluer than the morning sky. Jimmie Fadden’s “Workin’ Man (Nowhere to Go)” is also decked out in new Bluegrass duds. Cherryholmes plays superior music. It’s no wonder at all why this harmonic family has a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of 2005. —Sandy Whiting

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