Great folk-pop from an amazing duo!
SmallestStep | Earth | 03/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"John & Mary's first album is a little taste of the wonderful music the duo is capable of writing and performing. Ramsey's haunting vocals, as well as Lombardo's classic-style of songwriting gives the listener one heck of a treat. Found on this album are two lead vocal performances by Lombardo, something he doesn't do nearly enough."
Great for fans of the early 10,000 Maniacs
Comedy Album Fanatic | Western New York | 06/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a hardcore 10,000 Maniacs' fan, you probably know their early CD "The Wishing Chair", and possibly the work they did prior to that (collected on the CD "Hope Chest"). The guitarist (John Lombardo) who wrote the music for the majority of the band's songs at that time early in the group's history left the group after the recording of "The Wishing Chair", before the band started having mainstream radio hits. He then started the group "John and Mary".
If you enjoy the kind of experimental folk of the Wishing-Chair Era Maniacs, you'll find a lot to like in the John and Mary CDs.
(See my "So you'd like to know..." list devoted to John Lombardo)