Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best Marty Stuart has smarts, taste, great guitar chops, and he's a good-lookin' cuss; the sole minus is an ordinary voice. All told, that adds up… Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best Marty Stuart has smarts, taste, great guitar chops, and he's a good-lookin' cuss; the sole minus is an ordinary voice. All told, that adds up… Marty Stuart Country
Music Review

Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best (1996)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: Marty Stuart; Genre: Country

Marty Stuart has smarts, taste, great guitar chops, and he's a good-lookin' cuss; the sole minus is an ordinary voice. All told, that adds up to plenty. He parties nearer the top with every album, and this is his best major-label outing yet. The Beatlesish guitar of ''Thanks to You,'' the rotgut Delta blues of ''The Mississippi Mudcat and Sister Sheryl Crow'' (in which Marty spies ''a damsel in dis dress''), and other smart little touches raise Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best way above country's current crop of corn. A-

Originally posted Jul 12, 1996 Published in issue #335 Jul 12, 1996 Order article reprints