Wheels by Dan Tyminski
No one could accuse Dan Tyminski of hogging the spotlight—even after he came to national attention on 2000’s smash O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, he opted to keep his day job as guitarist and vocalist in Alison Krauss’ backing band, Union Station. His first solo album in eight years is as understated and unpretentious as you’d expect—a straightforward collection of bluegrass numbers featuring subtle support from the likes of Vince Gill, Sharon and Cheryl White and Union Station banjo player Ron Block. Wheels doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it’s another enjoyable step toward center stage for its maker.