A little bit folk, a little bit country, a little bit folk, Robin and Linda Williams are a longtime class act on the American acoustic scene, and this release definitely burnishes the legend. There are nods to Bill Monroe and Maybelle Carter ("Maybelle's Guitar and Monroe's Mandolin") and a simpler age of country, as well as the joys of marriage ("Tied Down, Home Free"), with songs that sound as if they've always existed -- a high compliment; it would be easy to imagine the Everly Brothers singing "That's the Way Love Goes," for instance. It helps that they're assisted by a stellar cast, including Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas, but their own writing and harmonies are faultless. They might get a little too sentimental on "Visions of Mother and Dad," but the rest is spot-on, with "Pretty Polly Williams" a song for the ages, a piece that would sound natural next to "Shady Grove." They've carved their niche, and it's a lovely, graceful one. This certainly doesn't disappoint.
Performance CreditsRobin & Linda Williams Primary Artist
Jerry Douglas Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar
Ray Bonneville Harmonica
Dennis Crouch Bass
John Jarvis Piano
Tim O'Brien Bouzouki,Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Linda D. Williams Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Technical CreditsLefty Frizzell Composer
Robin & Linda Williams Composer
Tim O'Brien Producer
Eric Peltoniemi Executive Producer
Sanger D. Schafer Composer
Jon Reischl Graphic Design
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