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CD reviews 08.06.13: Sarah Lee Guthrie, Brett Eldredge, the Civil Wars

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“Wassaic Way,” Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion

There’s always been a laid-back vibe to this married duo, but with this album, co-produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone, the songs are spruced with thicker guitars, moving away from their folk roots into upbeat, psychedelic pop. —Mark Guarino

“Bring You Back,” Brett Eldredge

Born and raised 199.6 miles outside Chicago, Eldredge bares his Midwestern roots and country-loving spirit in his album debut, bursting with lyrics that weave together the 27-year-old’s irresistible sense of humor, innocence and soul. —Tricia Despres

“The Civil Wars,” The Civil Wars

Joy Williams and John Paul White release their second album just as their professional relationship seems irretrievably broken. It’s too bad, as this is an assured set of songs fitting nicely into the folk-rock commercial boom. —David Bauder, AP



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