May 20, 2014

Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt: For Keeps

Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt
photo: Rodney Burseil

Americana folk couple Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt have been collaborating for years, but safe for the digital single Together in 2012 didn't record as a duo. With the new album For Keeps they live ot the expectations. They each contributed five songs and Elkin's clear country tone is a nice contrast with Schmidt more down to earth delivery.

This is an album commanding undivided attention to fully appreciate the embarrassment of riches contained within, lyrically and musically. Whether they reinvent the Schmidt song Company Of Friends (from his Little Grey Sheep album) or go down-home for Elkin's Longing Moves The Ocean, the couple proof that they are a match made in heaven.

Drew Pressman: standup and electric bass
Colin Brooks: electric, steel, and dobro guitars
Matthew Shepherd: drums
Raina Rose: harmony vocals
Chip Dolan: organ and piano
Keith Gary: organ and piano
Johann Wagner: harmonica
Paul Curreri, Devon Sproule, Rebecca Loebe: additional harmony vocals

For Keeps is released on Red House Records.

  1. Two White Clouds
  2. Echo In The Hills
  3. Kiss Me Now
  4. Company Of Friends
  5. Swing From A Note
  6. Took It Like A Man
  7. Sky Picked Blue
  8. Longing Moves The Ocean
  9. If I Need To Know
  10. Girl In The Woods

Live dates:
  • 05/22 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
  • 05/23 Kingsport, TN @ Renaissance Center Theater
  • 05/24 Columbia, SC @ UU Coffeehouse Concerts


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