The folk/country husband-and-wife team of Stacey Earle (kid sister of Steve) & Mark Stuart calls up immediate comparisons to another married duo, Victoria Williams & Mark Olson of the Original

The folk/country husband-and-wife team of Stacey Earle (kid sister of Steve) & Mark Stuart calls up immediate comparisons to another married duo, Victoria Williams & Mark Olson of the Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers. Earle has one of those fragile voices that can cut your heart when mated with the right tune; though Stuart contributes some lead work here, he is at his best when offering harmony support. There's great sweetness in "Me and the Man in the Moon" and "Our World," and darker material like "Lay Down," "Cry Night After Night" and "Downtown" matches those tracks in effect. A full-length bonus disc contains 10 demo versions. Earle has developed a small but devoted following, and her familial connections should add luster to this project at Americana outlets.—CM