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Review by:  Lucky Boyd, My Texas Music

Okay, I’ll give you the bad news first. This release is only six cuts. It leaves you wishing it was a twenty-cut release. Yes, The Hanshaws are that entertaining, and yes, this disc, technically an EP, is that good. Surrounded by top-rated musicians and with guest appearances by Redd Volkaert and Cindy Cashdollar, David and Kelly Hanshaw offer up what is hopefully only the first of a long line of fantastic country music releases. David pens four of the six gems and the pair cover two classics. The opening cut is flawlessly arranged and performed and sets the tone for the album. "Joined at the Heart" is a love song from David to Kelly and is probably the least traditional of the disc. Still, the song serves to round out the demonstration of the outstanding songwriting and amazing talent assembled for this project. The duo’s cover of "Ring of Fire" is a beautifully orchestrated modernization of the Carter/Cash classic. Both David and Kelly have voices perfectly suited for the genre and are synergistic when blended. The best cut is "Window" which David wrote as therapy over the loss of his father. The song’s mourning is shrouded in homage to an indefatigable man who obviously influenced the younger Hanshaw immeasurably. In honor of her own father, Kelly serenades her departed parent with his favorite, "Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys." As an overview, the entire project is a selfless tribute to those who have meant the most to The Hanshaws. In doing so, the duo has created a lasting memorial to friends and family. Here’s the good news: they’ve done it while creating a stunning album. Everything came together on this one. My only advice to The Hanshaws is give us more, give us more!


What Others Have To Say about David & Kelly:


"Their years of performing together have perfected an amazingly tuneful unison; David and Kelly's harmonies are absolutely incredible!"   (Pam Herndon - Proprietor JP Hops House)


"...Kelly's country lilt with David's contemporary edge produces a hard-to-beat team with a dynamic blend of expressive harmonies, comparable to those typically found only in families." - [Chuck Graham - Arizona Daily Star]


 "...They have a refreshing sound of their own,  not to mention a lot of  local popularity.  The harmonic blends are a result of voices seasoned over the years, and this experience has enabled them to take a highly overplayed song and give it new life by making it their own.   The vocals from Kelly Hanshaw are exquisite for the Country Genre." - [Jason Vosu - Tucson Citizen, Entertainment Magazine)

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