Robin and Linda Williams
Robin and Linda Williams move to Red House Records for "Deeper Waters, "their seventeenth recording, and the change has done them good.
This 12-track disc features 11 originals that play to the strength of their vocals. As always, they are centered lyrically on country life - its charms ("Home No. 235," "Old Plank Road") and bitter fruit ("Leaving This Land").
The album has a warm and modern feel without sounding overproduced - rock-ribbed in places, as comfortable as well-worn jeans elsewhere. The close harmony is spiced with guest vocals from Mary Chapin Carpenter, Iris DeMent and Sissy Spacek, among others.
For a couple celebrating 30-plus years together, the Williamses are very much in midstride.
- Rich Harris, AP Writer