Those who know the duo get what they expect.
To those who don´t this is folkmusic (including one italian opera song) performed in an austere and serious manner. Both musicians are masters of their main instruments (Banjo, Frame drum) and Rhiannon Giddens is a great (classicaly trained) singer. This recording seems to get down to the roots of folk (Songs about Death, being homeless, and faith) and some songs are almost transcendental in their spiritual quality. Yet there is sth. that I miss - humour. Unlike their live-shows this is a serious affair from beginning to end.