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Sing Out!
The Folk Song Magazine
Spring 2000

Ann & Phil Case - Never Grow Old
Dry Run Recordings DR002D (1999)

There is something so basically appealing in an old-time country duet. The simple, straight forward presentation of the 13 songs on Never Grow Old make it clear that Ohio musicians Ann and Phil Case have earned a link on the chain of musical groups keeping this tradition alive. Ann's strong lead vocal and Phil's solid accompaniment are perfectly suited to the mostly familiar repertoire on Never Grow Old. Gospel favorites, Carter Family standards, and even a Lonnie Johnson blues make this one worth a visit. -MW