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The two blend like two voices that have been singing together for a long time. There’s such an evident chemistry in the sound; it’s hard to deny. We’ve covered our share of folk duos over the years, and [Runner by Jed and the Valentine] is among the best of that sound.” - Greg Jones
Their infectious, sun-dappled tracks feature a wealth of sonic and stylistic influences — everything from plucky bluegrass banjo, mandolin and fiddle to playful trumpet lines, gorgeous harmonies and classic pop songcraft. Truly a life-affirming work, this is an album that lives up to its title in more ways than one, eagerly embracing the tumultuous joys of existence while lovingly encouraging everyone within earshot to follow suit.” - Darryl Sterdan