Rhythm Angels: Enchanting Americana

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Part of the fascination with the Rhythm Angels (I thought) came from their unlikely birthplaces. Not too many singers come from Colorado (Rebecca Folsom) or North Dakota (Celeste Krenz). Some people think that all folk singers were born in Greenwich Village. The truth is most of them just gravitated there, as today's songwriters all move to Nashville — that's where the action is, and that's where Celeste and Rebecca now live.

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When I greeted them with pictures from their birth states they smiled, and reminded me that Music City has been their home for years.

Despite their long tenure as writers and performers, they are thrilled with their lifestyle, as you'll discover. They love the road and they were eager to be interviewed. They were curious about where they had landed. When I asked them if I could get them anything, they wanted nothing more than water and an idea of what northern Ohio is like. Fortunately, I had a bag of Milton apples just picked at a local farm.

"This is Ohio," I said, and handed over the bag. The songs they offered in return, from their new CD Girls Like Us, were just as tasty.

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