Time of Our Lives
VICTORY MUSIC REVIEW, TACOMA, WA, October 1999 -- Joy and warmth abound in this exuberant album featuring original and versatile songs. Bill and Robyn's humor, love, and spirituality, mix with their fine musicianship and sense of composition to create a unique, well-balanced, and friendly recording. A little mischief is sprinkled here and there to keep things lively, as on 'Trying to Memorize Your Butt.' Lovely vocal harmonies and some real hot acoustic guitar playing bring sweetness and power to songs that range from folk-rock to country-folk, as well as a torchy soft-rock number called 'The Truth Has Set Me Free.' Robyn sings and plays guitar, piano, harmonica and tambourine. Bill sings and plays 6- and 12-string guitars. They are joined by Cary Black on electric and acoustic double bass, Will Dowd on drums and other percussion, and Linda Waterfall on guitar and vocal back-up. Barbara Collins adds her amazing fiddling to 'Double-Crossin' Rattlesnake,' helping to give it a Cowboy-Cajun kind of feeling, and Tom Moran's mandolin brings a sparkle to 'Photographs.' They also credit Linda with 'empowerment' for encouraging and producing this fun and inspirational album. -- Marilyn O'Malley THE OLYMPIAN, OLYMPIA, WA, October 1999 -- ''Time of Our Lives'' is built around the couple's smooth harmonies and guitar playing. Except for two numbers, all of the songs are originals. They speak eloquently to the themes of believing in oneself, living authentically with others and honoring the heartfelt instincts inherent in all of us.' -- Bill Compton.