Ann and Phil Case have been singing and playing music together since 1990. They specialize in singing old-time Appalachian duets, old-fashioned parlor songs and Depression-era tunes as well as performing old-time instrumental duets. Ann sings with a rare natural sweetness and plays back-up guitar and fiddle. Phil plays guitar, Dobro, clawhammer banjo, mandolin and harmonica, and provides harmony vocals. Their sound draws upon the influences of the Carter Family and their contemporaries, early country blues, ragtime, and traditional ballad singing.
Their first CD, The Springtime of Life, was released in 1996 on their own Dry Run Recordings label. Their second CD, Never Grow Old, was released in 1999. Their third CD, Why Should We Be Lonely?, was released in 2003. Their fourth CD, The Old Step-Stone, was released in 2007. Their fifth and latest CD, When Shadows Fall, was released in 2012. These recordings have all received enthusiastic support from public radio programmers across the U.S. and overseas.The favorable reviews they have received in magazines such as Bluegrass Unlimited, Dirty Linen, Tradition, and Sing Out! have earned them a listing in the MusicHound Folk buyer's guide, as well as a feature article in the Summer 2004 issue of The Old-Time Herald. Together, Ann and Phil Case continue to bring reverence, freshness, and vitality to some fine old songs.