This was a nice idea for a tribute that turned into a fun and energetic live performance by Sid Griffin and his newest band, the Coal Porters. If you are a fan of Gram Parsons and the music he recorded as a solo artist and with the Flying Burrito Brothers, you might find this "tribute" album of interest. Most die-hard fans will, of course, prefer the original versions, but Sid and his band do a smash-up job of covering these beloved songs. You know he's a fan and he and the band show proper respect and passion when performing Gram's tunes. Some obvious choices, and a few surprises, such as the sterling cover of "(Sweet) Mental Revenge" that Sid's other band, the Long Ryders, also recorded. The only thing I didn't like about this recording was Sid's overuse of "Thank You" and "You are so Kind" between each and every song. Enough already! But that's a minor criticism of an otherwise excellent live album.