Marty Stuart, "Confessin' the Blues"
Marty Stuart may be country's preeminent historian, but the ascot-favoring picker sure knows how to moan the blues. Yet Stuart and King shared more than just a musical kinship — both men were born in Mississippi. And you can hear that familiarity all through "Confessin' the Blues," Stuart's contribution to King's 1997 Deuces Wild album. While Stuart normally can't play a note that doesn't evoke country and bluegrass, here, inspired by King, he effortlessly draws upon the swampy sounds of his youth, pushing along this Jay McShann number (which was also covered by the Rolling Stones) with ample grease.