01/04/2013 | Utne.com | www.utne.com | Record Review
"We wanted to make music that echoed the sounds of our childhood," writes Chris Senseney, one half of the husband-and-wife duo Big Harp. "Old country for me, '70s folk for Stef." Throw in some lo-fi dynamics, and Senseney's heavy, pouring vocals and that pretty much describes Big Harp's infectious new record. Building on the success of White Hat, their jaunty, Americana debut, Chain Letters incorporates much more of Stefanie Drootin's side of things. In particular, her LA punk roots. The result is a haunting, multifaceted sound that's as much a part of Omaha as it is Los Angeles, the duo's two adopted homes.