Style: American folk rock; compare to Dar Williams, Deb Talan

Top Tracks: "Yoke", "Gone", "Damo"

Duo Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have continued to hit U.S. charts for a decade, a rare achievement for folk artists. Their twelfth studio album is an effortless embodiment of the American folk tradition's most charming quality—the weaving of self-reflection and insight into delicate, meaningful stories. Piano and acoustic guitar-driven tracks provide a backdrop for themes such as peacemaking, simple living, and selfless love, but "Yoke" is the album's highlight. In the midst of haunting violin lines, Saliers expresses more vulnerability than in the rest of the album combined, resulting in an absolutely stunning final track.

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Release Date
October 4, 2011
IG Recordings / Vanguard Records
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