Nicki Bluhm and Tim Bluhm are best known as members of the rootsy jam band Mother Hips but for me it’s their solo work and now their work together on an EP of lofi country duets that is most interesting. As people, these two are quintessential Californians. They are surfers, lovers, environmentalists and do-gooders (I say that in only the most loving way). A good example of their ethos is a line from their upcoming Duets ep: “turn off the phone, put some Alan Watts on and just lay low” from the song “Think About The Two Of Us”.
But it’s the song “Unforgetaboutble” that I will share with you today. It sounds like a classic track from the 70′s; think Kris Kristofferson or vintage Willie Nelson. Not that there’s a lot of twang on it but it’s essence resides in the country music of the 60′s and 70′s. While I haven’t heard all the songs on the new ep you can safely bet that a good percentage are love songs – it’s only natural when you have a boy and a girl singing duets. So if you are a fan of the great country duets’ records like Prine/Dement on In Spite Of Ourselves or Johnny Cash and June Carter, or even Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn then you’re going to want to search this one out when it is released on Oct. 4.
Bonus song from Nicki Bluhm’s 2011 release Driftwood: