Recorded at world-class studio Colorado Sound and produced by Steve Avedis, Carol Van Alstine, and Willie Jaeger, “Power Lines” features the duo’s compelling original songs as well as their unique take on songs from favorite songwriters, such as Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Send In the Clowns.” Although some songs have added bass, drums and/or percussion, the emphasis is on Willie and Carol’s two voices and the interplay of the guitar and dulcimer. Willie‘s dulcimer takes center stage as rhythm, color, and lead instrument, plus he introduces his new electric dulcimer on several songs. Victory Music Review finds “an amazing level of melodic richness and complex songwriting” throughout the album, the songs “musical and lyrical tapestries that can be surprisingly deep and poetic.”
Harmonies so tight, they pulse.
(Mary Cliff, WAMU-FM, Washington, D.C.)
In an ocean of floating-on-the-surface popular music, Jubilant Bridge is a deep sea dive into a magical world of iridescent color, a mysterious coral reef, brilliant with flickering, darting images.... (Nancy Weaver, Wit’s End Productions)
Not to say that, as far as singer/songwriter duos go, Simon and Garfunkel have been outdone, but I think Jubilant Bridge is close. Their songs are characterized by very intimate musicianship coupled with strong emphasis on what exactly the songs are saying. They have created a refreshing brand of music rooted in tradition that goes far beyond the reaches of any normal acoustic duo, but into that of the omnipotent observer of their bittersweet, and sometimes, ironic world.
(Chris Galis, Scene)
Gorgeous. Jubilant Bridge is well worth crossing. (Michael Roberts, Westword)