Ready for something special? Look no further than Robinella & the CCstringband's self-titled, major-label debut.

Ready for something special? Look no further than Robinella & the CCstringband's self-titled, major-label debut. It's a country swing-bluegrass-jazz-fusion taste treat that demands your attention. From the hooky opener, "Man Over," through Billy Hughes' infectious country swinger "Tennessee Saturday Night," the sweet-sad ballad "Dress Me Up, Dress Me Down," and the achingly beautiful traditional gospel of "Hold to God's Unchanging Hand," this one is right off the top shelf. Robinella Contreras' versatile soprano is completely engaging, and brother-in-law Billy Contreras' fiddle work is a life form unto itself. One of 2003's true quality albums, this disc runs the gamut of styles and emotions without a wisp of contrivance. All-natural—absolutely no artificial colors or flavors.—AZ

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