Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

Guthrie is heiress to the American folk dynasty--Dad is Arlo, Grandpa's Woody. Irion used to play in a couple of also-ran South Carolina indie bands. Together they're both a married couple and the duo behind a new album called Exploration that likely won't blow up your skirt but likably capitalizes on the singers' domestic vibe in cozy folk-rock ditties like the Fleetwood Mac-ish "Holdin' Back" and "Cease Fire," about hopping trains at Penn Station and opening bottles of wine on Friday night. The disc has a loose, live-in-the-studio feel reminiscent of midperiod Jayhawks--appropriate, since former 'Hawk Gary Louris produced.


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