Celeste Krenz and Rebecca Folsom have been known separately for a bit in Nashville circles as songwriters, and their break came when they performed at an in-the-round at the Bluebird Café. They were struck by the way their voices meshed with one another, and that their songs seemed to reflect similar sensibilities so they decided to team up and do this disc together. They both sing the lead vocals and play acoustic guitars and they are backed by a variety of musicians; and they either, individually, together, or with the help of various others wrote 12 of the 13 songs on this disc with the lone exception being Willie Dixon's 29 Ways. The songs are insightful and have substance to them. The voices are well matched and form almost seamless harmonies, but the disc is dreamy and with pale pastel colors not bright, vibrant and glowing with life, as the songs deserve. I would love to hear this with a spark of life injected, as the songs are that well written.
By some odd circumstances this disc arrived in the mail with one from Gretchen Peters with Tom Russell titled One To The Heart, One To The Head, which is a line of a song If I Had A Gun, written by Rebecca Folsom, Celeste Krenz, Sally Barris, Diana Jones, and Liz Barnez, and is on both discs. The difference in delivery is stark and striking. Gretchen Peters delivers the song as if this was no longer a wishful thought but an accomplished deed, and on the Rhythm Angels disc it is an idle passing wistful thought.
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