Picks and Pans Review: Quick Cuts

updated 09/20/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/20/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

MARTY STUART

Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions

This is traditional twang at its best, courtesy of Stuart's raw vocals and a mix of new and old tunes, including the haunting "Hangman," cowritten with Johnny Cash.

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LYFE JENNINGS

I Still Believe

On his final CD, Jennings displays his knack for confessional slow jams. The touching "Mama" makes us hope he'll rethink his plan to stop recording.

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RANDY ROGERS BAND

Burning the Day

The country-rock heart-wrencher "Just Don't Tell Me the Truth" shines on an album that could use more diverse arrangements.

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JESSE HARRIS

Through the Night

Best known for penning hits for Norah Jones, Harris weaves a deftly varied musical tapestry with a mix of folk, bluesy rock and jazz.

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