Robin and Linda are approaching their 40th anniversary of playing together and are pleased to announce
there is a new CD "in the can." It all started with a trip to Nashville on a Sunday, a
meeting with the producer, Jim Rooney, on Monday and by Saturday fourteen songs were recorded and mixed.
Chris Brashear joined the duo on fiddle and mandolin, Al Perkins on dobro, pedal steel and Weissenborn guitar, and Todd
Phillips on bass. Jim Watson added a vocal on one song and Mark Howard engineered the project.
Though the date hasn't been decided yet, Red House Records will release the CD in the fall.
Jim Rooney also produced Robin and Linda's current CD, "These Old Dark Hills," a collection of mostly original folk and bluegrass tunes brought to life by an all-star cast of musicians that include bassist Todd Phillips (David Grisman Quartet, Tony Rice Unit), Dobro/pedal steel player Al Perkins (Flying Burrito Brothers, Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers), Garrison Keillor and regular band members Chris Brashear and Jim Watson. This recording became an instant Americana classic, featuring some of the finest songwriting of Robin and Linda's career, from the haunting title track to poignant story songs like "Lonesome," "Arizona," and "Looking for Love" to humorous tunes like "Tessie Mae" about their newly adopted dog. Other highlights include their fresh covers of the country classic "Storms Never Last," Bruce Springsteen's "My Lucky Day" and the moving a cappella number "World Wide Peace. Woven in seamlessly with their originals, Robin & Linda created a sparkling collection that speaks to the love and hope we can find even in the darkest of days--an album that is truly timeless.