• Cadillac Sky

On the 2008 album Gravity’s Our Enemy (Skaggs Family), Nashville-based, Texas-bred bluegrass band Cadillac Sky made it clear that they were searching. Part of a wave of young bands pushing and pulling at the genre’s old-school constraints, they mixed disparate styles—gospel, pop, rock, blues—into music that used bluegrass’s traditional instrumentation and multipart vocal harmonies. In the fall of 2008 I wrote, “Cadillac Sky are certainly biting off more than they can chew, but with some editing they could be a powerful force.”