Bonnie and Caitlin Drinkard have been performing around the Detroit music scene for more than a decade, and have been singing together and working on music for even longer than that. But it wasn’t until last autumn when we got to hear their debut LP, Enough Already. They put out an EP in 2012, then a few singles and Christmas songs, but now they have a record, on vinyl, recorded/mixed/mastered with Warren Defever and featuring several stellar contributions like Pete Ballard’s pedal steel, Nick Landstrom’s drums, Ryan Harroun’s bass, and Dan Clark’s electric guitar. The star of the show is, of course, the dazzling harmonies between the Drinkards, trading off leads in the verses and then melding their voices together into a beautiful flourish. Their melodious voices add harmonies and adorn the background of the songs of the Craig Brown Band. Brown’s The Lucky Ones Forget was released on Third Man Records last year. Enough Already came out on the Detroit-based label Tool and Die Recordings—and the Drinkards would quickly sell out of the copies they took with them across the pond to include at the CBB merch table; expectedly so—because fans of what CBB is laying down could easily fall in love with the Drinkard’s progressive Americana, neo-country, indie-twang, melody-centric music.
-Jeff Milo, WDET CultureShift