Anyone who has been charmed by the music of "O Brother Where Art Thou" orindeed the more superior live album "Down from the mountain", will findOCMS a further breath of fresh air. There are a number of cover versionshere but, aside from CC Rider, they will be largely unfamiliar. In factthe songs the band have written themselves sound as pure and classic asthe older tunes. Some of the album is fast-paced bluegrass, some areplaintive ballads. The fast bluegrass can sound brash on initiallistening to our UK ears, but it soon starts to feel good; whilst themid-tempo and slower songs become deeply embedded in your mind throughsheer quality. Produced by Gillian Melch's partner David Rawlings thealbum will appeal to any fan of her music for sure. The standout track isthe final song, "Wagon Wheel". This is, on paper, a cover version of aBob Dylan bootleg recording from the Pat Garrett and Billy the Kidsessions. The lyrics to the chorus are in tact, but OCRS have re-writtenthe tune and added the verses. The result is one of the finest songs ihave heard for many years - exceptional songwriting, played brilliantly,sung with soul and feeling, and produced by Rawlingngs to perfection. Ihope they come to the UK and play live - can't wait. Buy this album, youreally won't be disappointed.