I hadn't heard of The Mastersons prior to this year. A married duo who are part of Steve Earle's backing band, The Dukes, they put together absolutely beautiful folk/country music with some serious heart. The two know each other so well on this latest effort that the melodies, the harmonies, the songwriting - everything is in perfect sync. The album feels cohesive and whole in a way few albums do, and whether it's a song like the title track opener or "King of the Castle" (one of my favorite songs of the year), there's so much to love here in this total package.
Songs of note: "No Time for Love Songs," "There is a Song to Sing," "King of the Castle"