Marty Stuart’s Wild West

[caption id="attachment_186578" align="aligncenter" width="900"] (From left to r) Chris Scruggs, Kenny Vaughan, Marty Stuart, Harry Stinson. Photo by Alysse Gafkjen[/caption] Marty Stuart makes lists. Lots of them. The pride of Philadelphia, Mississippi, who has been playing professionally since he was a 12-year-old bluegrass prodigy, has four or five going at a time for future projects. After completing about 100 episodes of his TV series, the Marty Stuart Show, he created a list titled “Way Out West.” The end result evolved into the title and concept of his 18th release. Stuart, a self-taught guitar and mandolin player, has worked in just about every sub-genre of country. From rockabilly and honky-tonk to gospel as well as famously playing in Johnny Cash’s band, along with stints with icons like Lester Flatt, Vassar Clements, Porter Wagoner and Doc Watson, Stuart wasn’t interested in performing cowboy songs implied by the album’s title. Rather, he found a unique angle, one that pushed outside of anything he had previously done or that his fan base would expect.  “The expression ‘way out west’ could be a lot of things,” he says, “but the more I thought about it, it became about a psychedelic trip through the desert, with…

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