Label: Premium Records
Fans of singer Kelly Willis and songsmith Bruce Robison have been wishing for this matchup for years. With seven original songs and six finely tuned covers, the album is worth the wait. Sonically, the pair complement each other perfectly -- his rough, linear vocals are the yin to her sweet, lilting yang -- while giving each other room to play. Robison sets the bar high with engaging originals like the tear-in-my-beer beauty "Cheater's Game" and the crisp, wistful "Dreamin'," and covers from Don Williams ("We're All the Way"), The Blasters ("Border Radio") and Hayes Carll ("Long Way Home").