Today on Ecléctico you're listening to a duet by singers and songwriters Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis, who also happen to be husband and wife. This tune is driven by their complementary vocal turns and a slow-paced pedal steel guitar played by Geoff Queen. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article by Henry Carrigan on The Bluegrass Situation.
"Beautiful Lie" by Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis
2019 | Singers, musicians, songwriters, husband, and wife from Texas
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Although their individual careers have been moving in different directions over the last few years, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis have circled back closer to each other and put together a group of songs — a mix of originals, carefully selected covers, and choice vintage nuggets — for their [album], Beautiful Lie. “We were just ready to make another album,” Willis says. “Enough time and space had passed and it felt fresh, and we had all these ideas that we wanted to work on.”
On Beautiful Lie, Willis’ crystalline vocals wind around Robison’s grizzled voice and float along a river of pedal steel, piano, and guitar, creating a pure beauty that the couple is so adept at calling forth when they work together. While it’s never easy to find time to record, the two have fun and feel the joy of their union when they can come back together for a project, even though they both love their solo work, too.
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