Cousins Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen are the sons of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members Jeff Hanna and John McEuen, and this promising debut suggests they have inherited some of their dads' musical virtuosity. Not only do they sing their bluegrass-flavored country songs with a hint of Everly Brothers rapport, they write and play a busload of instruments with dazzling dexterity. The 12 tunes range from the quietly moody "Blue Sunrise" to the lively "Fool Around" and the contemplative "Ocean." Their closeness—the duo's mothers are twins—infuses their music mm with harmony in every respect. The Dirt Band may be a country institution, but Jaime and Jonathan carve out some turf of their own.
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