Assurément une des plus intéressantes découvertes de l'année, "Clay County » est un excellent disque proposant une palette musicale particulièrement riche et éclectique - country, folk-rock et pop. L'album nécessite néanmoins plusieurs écoutes pour être apprécié à sa juste valeur.
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Rocky Kickland and Ed Johnson began gigging in 1972 in the Vermillion, South Dakota area and then on to Omaha where they played until 1976. Their first album, "Clay County" came out in 1974 and even after their amicable split they collaborated on "Homespun" in 1977 and "From The Seed" in 1986. Johnson met his current wife, Michelle Martin in Idaho in 1997. During "kitchen counter recordings" the two couldn't distinguish who was who as their voices were so well matched. The trio melded in 2002 and has had a wonderful response from listeners. The magic is in full regalia!