Rodney Crowell had visited the Edwards show before in 2005, so when he and Mary Karr released Kin in 2012, it was a natural thing to revisit. Now, I could tell you all about how the two met, and what lead to their collaboration, but since they’re going to tell you themselves in the interview, I’ll skip it. As Bob says in the opening:
Rodney Crowell Is a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter. Mary Karr is a critically-acclaimed poet and a best-selling author of memoirs. What they have in common are redneck roots in eastern Texas and a gift for using that background to tell moving stories of colorful characters in a certain place and time. Crowell and Karr have joined forces to produce Kin, a cd of songs both poignant and comic-representing the upbringings that were too painful to be appreciated at the time. Guest vocalists on the album include Norah Jones, Vince Gill, Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womack, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris and Rodney’s ex–Roseanne Cash.
So enjoy these two for the full hour, originally broadcast June 21st, 2012.