Personnel: Kevn Kinney (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Jeff Sullivan (vocals, drums, percussion); Tim Nielsen (vocals, percussion); Michelle Malone (vocals); Scott MacPherson (guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar); Buren Fowler (guitar, dobro); Eddie Miller, Edd Miller (banjo); Peter Buck (dulcimer); Mikel Kinney (violin, fiddle); Randy DeLay (drums).
Recording information: Soundscape Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: George DuBose.
Though not as strong as Whisper Tames the Lion, Mystery Road keeps Drivin' n' Cryin' in search of the best way to fuse their harder rock leanings with their traditional Southern roots, as they vacillate from the crunch of "You Don't Know Me" to the wistful "Peacemaker." Peter Buck guests on electric dulcimer throughout. However, in the end, this is the least memorable record in the Drivin' n' Cryin' canon. ~ Denise Sullivan