Written in Chalk
Label: New West Records
Though the Millers are husband and wife, as well as longtime collaborators, Written in Chalk is just their second album as a bona fide duo. Fans of Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's Raising Sand will freak for this stuff. Written in Chalk very consciously recreates its predecessor's well-crafted balance of stealthy roots 'n' roll ("Memphis Jane") and heartbreaking rural balladry ("Everytime We Say Goodbye"). The Long Tall Cool One even contributes vocals to the tune "What You Gonna Do, Leroy."