Destination Life

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Rhonda Vincent has spent the last two decades establishing her reputation as one of bluegrass’ most popular and consistent leading ladies, but Destination Life suggests that it may be time to shake things up. The reliable pleasures here are still perfectly pleasurable—Rhonda’s voice and the instrumental skill of her backing band, The Rage, are undeniable—but there’s a perfunctory feel to the album that makes even its departures (versions of Johnnie and Jack’s “Stop the World [and Let Me Off]” and Poco’s “Crazy Love”) seem a mite stuffy.