Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby
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The album was recorded at TJ Tunes in Nashville, Tennessee by engineer/producer/guitarist/bass and mandola player Thomm Jutz, alongside these brilliant musicians…
We tweaked and mastered the project at Stuart Carter's Powerhouse Studios in New Haw, Surrey, UK with engineer Rob Stanbury.
Reviews For "In America"
…the result of the collaboration of Craig, Willoughby & Jutz is a very solid and engaging folk album
...this is an acoustic gem. Beautifully recorded in Nashville, the stellar vocals of Cathryn Craig and the superlative tinkling guitar of Brian Willoughby have never sounded better. (Full review here)
Solid, captivating music from the duo... In America is a nice smooth album chock full of resilient, focused, original songs that will easily stand the test of time. (Full review here)
The made-in-heaven musical partnership of charismatic Virginia-born songwriter Cathryn and superlative British guitarist Brian reaches a new pinnacle of accomplisment... (Full review Feb 04 here)
... a voice that leaves tracks on your soul and a touch on guitar that personifies scintillating... The songs on this album blend subtle touches of Americana with softly placed English folk and together they hold an enchantment that takes you into its narratives... (Full review here)
"...a dozen self-penned songs, including some of the duos most personal to date. The songs are treated to some delicate musical arrangements, underpinned by some graceful cello, accordion and whistle flurries..." (Full review here)
"...the availability of top class players is a key factor in the album’s approach.... Overall the album, in almost every aspect, reminds one of Mary Chapin-Carpenter at her finest ... an utterly satisfying album."
"Perhaps the superlatives in this review do put me in super fan territory but one listen to the new album by rare artists that infuse their music with heartfelt spirituality and you’ll be one, too." (Full review here)
"... I was held in awe at the music." (Full review here)
"The title track's theme of emigrants fleeing the famine, reveals some marvellous playing."
"Strawbs fans have always believed former member Brian Willoughby to be one of the best acoustic guitarists in the business. Add the beautiful voice of Cathryn Craig, then record the album in Nashville where only the best make it as session men and you are set for an excellent album. Simply said the playing is spot on."
"The sound is full and rich with Cathryn's voice big and bold out front."
We love the excellent arrangements, Cathryn's emotive vocal, Brian's excellent guitar playing, the interplay between the instruments on the album and the flavour and rhythm of Native American music on some of tracks. It is a very worthy addition to your music collection and a huge treat for your ears! (Full review here)
The goods get delivered. Boy - she can sing! Can he ever play guitar! They write good songs as well. A terrific mix of Nashville Americana meets English folk. A marriage made for all the right reasons. Not a dud song in the mix.