A Bridge Between

A Bridge Between

Carbe and Durand

Strange Tree Productions

I don’t often describe a CD as “fun” in my column, so it was enjoyable to listen to (Liza) Carbe and (JP) Durand’s A Bridge Between and feel a big grin break across my face. It’s not just the duo’s great guitar playing (they both play acoustic guitar on the album—and that’s it). It’s the obvious joy they experience as they cover a wide variety of classic tunes: “Time After Time,” “Classical Gas,” “Paint It Black” (!), and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” among others, as well as some nicely done originals. There is an overt friendliness and complete lack of pretension that wends throughout A Bridge Between, which is hard to describe, but oh so easy to feel.

August 1, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Bill Binkelman