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Robin & Linda Williams

The sounds of rural America are explored through the warm vocal harmonies and acoustic guitar-driven arrangements of Virginia-based husband-and-wife duo Robin & Linda Williams. Accompanied by the appropriately named Their Fine Group, featuring Dobro ace Kevin Maul and ex-Red Clay Ramblers bassist Jim Watson, the Williams blend a mixture of bluegrass, folk, and acoustic country music. As semi-regular performers on Garrison Keillor's nationally broadcast radio show A Prairie Home Companion, the duo and their band developed a solid international following. In addition to being featured on the duo's 12 albums, the Williams' songs have been covered by many artists including Tom T. Hall, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, George Hamilton IV, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, the Seldom Scene, Boiled in Lead, and Holly Near.

Although they launched their musical collaboration in Nashville, the Williams first met in Myrtle Beach at the home of Linda's parents in 1971. Robin grew up in North and South Carolina and had already begun performing as a soloist, while Linda attended high school and college in Michigan and had dabbled in guitar and banjo. Performing at open mics and songwriters' workshops in Nashville in 1972 and 1973, Robin & Linda Williams developed their musical talents. Their first break came in 1975 when they phoned Keillor at the suggestion of multi-instrumentalist and fellow bandmember Peter Ostroushko. For the next five years, the duo appeared on Keillor's radio show whenever they were in Minneapolis. They continued to appear on the show up to 12 times a year after A Prairie Home Companion went national in 1980. The Williams also toured and recorded two albums with Keillor's group, the Hopeful Quartet.

The Williams had their greatest success during the 1990s. Their first album with Their Fine Group, Live, was recorded in Holland in 1992. In the summer of 1993 they did a 16-city tour with Mary Chapin Carpenter and later sang harmonies on Carpenter's Grammy Award-winning album Stones in the Road. Their 1996 album, Sugar for Sugar, spent 11 weeks in the Top 20 of Gavin's Americana Chart and was followed by an all-gospel recording called Good News. In January 1998, they released Devil of a Dream, which featured songs co-written with Jerome Clark; In the Company of Strangers followed two years later. In 2002 the duo released Visions of Love, followed in 2004 by their Red House debut, Deeper Waters. A new set of holiday music, First Christmas Gift, arrived in 2005, with Radio Songs, a collection of highlights from the pair's long tenure with Prairie Home Companion, dropping in 2007. ~ Craig Harris
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Back 40

1. On And On

2. Pine County

3. My Sweet Love Ain't Around

4. This Is The Real Thing

5. Urge For Going

6. Dixie Highway Sign

7. Green Summertime

8. The Old Familiar House On Christmas Day

9. Daughter McLeod

10. Adam Rude

11. The Other Side Of Town

12. Boots Of Spanish Leather

13. Seventeen Years Old

14. Henry Brown & Jane Saroo

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Track List: These Old Dark Hills

1. Lonesome

2. These Old Dark Hills

3. Arizona

4. Beyond The Realm Of Words

5. Crossing The Bar

6. Tessie Mae

7. Storms Never Last

8. They All Faded Away

9. Looking For Love

10. My Lucky Day

11. Forever

12. World Wide Peace

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Track List: Buena Vista

1. Going, Going, Gone

2. Tied Down, Home Free

3. Buena Vista

4. Maybelle's Guitar And Monroe's Mandolin

5. That's The Way Love Goes

6. Visions Of Mother And Dad

7. I'm Invisible Man

8. When A Thread Gets Caught

9. Pretty Polly Williams

10. All Broken Hearts Are The Same

11. For Better Or Worse

12. Southern Shores

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Track List: Radio Songs

1. Blue Ridge Cabin Home

2. By The Touch Of Her Hand

3. The Other Side Of Town

4. Things I've Learned

5. 50,000 Names

6. Feed My Sheep

7. We'll Meet Again

8. So It Go

9. I'll Twine Mid The Ringlets

10. If The River Was Whiskey (Hesitation Blues)

11. So Long, See You Tomorrow

12. Restless One

13. Introduction

14. Home Sweet Home

15. A Mother's Prayer

16. Daddy And Home

17. Mom And Dad's Waltz

18. Precious Memories

19. Down Home Diva

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Track List: Deeper Waters

1. Whippoorwill

2. October Light

3. Clarkfield

4. Leaving This Land

5. Home #235

6. Old Plank Road

7. Used To Be

8. I'm Just Glad You're Gone

9. Annie

10. I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers-Liza Jane-The Old Stillhouse

11. Saving Me A Place

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Track List: In The Company Of Strangers

1. The Hard Country

2. So It Go

3. Rumble

4. Sometime Tomorrow

5. So Long, See You Tomorrow

6. Bar Band In Hillbilly Heaven

7. Allow It

8. This Is The Real Thing

9. The Perfect Country Song

10. Some Peculiar Beast

11. Cold, Cold Heart

12. In The Company Of Strangers

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Track List: Devil Of A Dream

1. Things I've Learned

2. Five Rooms

3. Green Summertime

4. Rolling & Rambling (The Death Of Hank Williams)

5. Men With Guns

6. The Genius

7. I Wonder If I Care As Much

8. Walking Like A Man

9. While I'm Waiting For You

10. So, It's Like This, Man...

11. Falls From The Sky

12. At The Crossroads Again

13. Letter That I Wrote

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Track List: Turn Toward Tomorrow

1. On & On

2. The Other Side Of Town

3. On The Day The Last Tear Falls

4. Seventeen Years Old

5. Chain Of Pain

6. Famous In Missouri

7. If I Didn't Have You

8. The Country Of The Night

9. I See No Future (In Looking At The Past)

10. A Tender Heart & Calloused Hands

11. Lying To The Moon

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Track List: All Broken Hearts Are The Same

1. Rollin' & Ramblin' (The Death Of Hank Williams)

2. All Broken Hearts Are The Same

3. Baby Rocked Her Dolly

4. Leaving This Land

5. Annie

6. Riding On The Santa Fe

7. Panhandle Wind

8. Pine County

9. Stone Wall Country

10. Across The Blue Mountains

11. After The Flood

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Track List: Stonewall Country

1. Stonewall Country

2. Duty

3. Exile

4. Battling Anthems

5. Burying Day

6. Proud Valley Boys

7. Seven Day Freak Out

8. Here Comes Jeb

9. Somebody's Someone

10. AP's Blues

11. Hardtack's All We Eat

12. The War's Gone Bad On Me

13. Don't Let Me Come Home A Stranger

14. Let Us Cross Over The River

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sinpato25
I love robin and Linda, my wife was introduced to them as " Mavis And Marvin" . You have to be really good to be that bad. I hope they won't mind if if I compare their parodies to "Lester Roadhog Moran and the Cadillac Cowboys " in quality. They are an Anerican treasure.
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bevalync
Love them. Also try the Honey Dew Drops, also from Virginia.
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plainoldwill 4
Robin and Linda are the only country music I listen to. The songs are relaxing and refreshing. Their versions of Broadway and Opera songs
have me falling on the floor with laughter. I always hope they will be on PHC each week,
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vogel0071
My wife and I started listening to Robin & Linda when they were on Prairie Home Companion. We got to see them live on the show a couple years ago. Love them!
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Seriously, how did this crap get pulled into my station?
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Were these people in the movie "A Mighty Wind"?
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My wife and I have been huge fans for years, first hearing the Robin & Linda at the Lime Kiln Theatre in Lexington, Va. and have been their Williams-For t u n e Festival in Staunton, VA. several times. I think Linda has the greatest voice in the business
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I have always loved Robin and Linda, since I 1st heard them in Staunton, VA in 1982. Their vocal harmonies are almost heartbreakin g , they are so powerful. I also love the mountain, bluegrass sound. Takes me back to Virginia, which I left 20 years ago.

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