Best Woody Guthrie Cover: Dave Rawlings Machine
Last year, the Dave Rawlings Machine featured Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones. This year's incarnation was more stripped-down, with Old Crow Medicine Show's Willie Watson (guitar, banjo), the Punch Brothers' Paul Cowert (bass) and Crooked Still's Brittany Haas (fiddle) joining Rawlings and his musical partner Gillian Welch. The set defined Americana — there was even an Old Crow-Woody Guthrie mashup of "I Hear Them All/This Land Is Your Land" thrown in for good measure. The band's four-part harmonies, road-worn tunes and easy chemistry cultivated an old-time vibe that lingered well into the next day.