A single visit to Nashville is all it takes to realize the town's music machine runs on a thick mixture of blood, sweat and tears. It's a place where a waiter or waitress is more likely to leave an audition tape on the table than the bill. Formed in the late '90s, the country-rock outfit Pinmonkey has managed to put itself on the fast track in a city known for grinding ambition into dust. With its eponymous studio debut, Pinmonkey crafts a concrete concept of its countrified sound despite including only two originals. While the musical territory covered seems impossibly wide, from the Staple Singers' B-side "Stay With Us" and Dolly Parton's "Falling Out of Love with Me" to Cyndi Lauper's lament "I Drove All Night" and Sugar Ray's incessant radio hit "Fly," the band has discovered a surefire way of making it all work. Says singer Michael Reynolds, "Everything that comes from my mouth sounds like bluegrass."