We can talk about how Kimmie Rhodes is a treasure. We can talk about Willie Nelson is an icon of Texas music. But frankly Willie's guitar Trigger is the true star on this CD. Several of these songs on this CD have appeared on other Willie albums but never have they sounded as great as they do on "Picture in a Frame". The sparse musical accompaniment allows Trigger to shine through in all its worn and beaten beauty. Buy this album and see why Willie is listed among the top guitarist of the rock and roll era.
This is Willie like I remember him from so long ago. I felt like I was listening to my own private jam session as I played this wonderful CD. Their two voices, Willie's and Kimmie's, complement each other beautifully, and every track is enjoyable.
"Simpatico" is the one word that I think best describes Willie Nelson and Kimmie Rhodes, two Texas crooners whose voices and musical inclinations meld with startling beauty. Either singer can crest to the top or fall back into humble harmonies in this set of ten fine duets. The songs are mostly Kimmie Rhodes originals, though Willie contributes two ("Valentine" and "It Will Always Be") with the remainder of the set coming from sources as disparate as Tom Waits (the wrote title track), Rodney Crowell and Rhodes' partner, Joe Gracey. For folks who like understated, well-crafted American music with deep, deep roots and perfect emotional pitch, this record is the real deal. Highly recommended!