Emmylou and June, Graham and Johnny - The Unbroken Circle

First Aid Kit

On my way to work last week, this song came on KDHX. It sounded like acoustic folk with Cotton-style finger picking. The lyrics connect the names Emmylou and June with Graham and Johnny. My pinfeathers go pimply and jut out straight. The harmonies remind me of those two Swedish sisters I found on YouTube a couple of years ago, doing a cover of the Fleet Foxes "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song."

Sure enough the DJ announces them as First Aid Kit, who I've been anxious to hear from again. Johanna and Klara Söderberg could be the Everly Brothers, except they're sisters, and they're Swedish, and in their twenties.

When I get to work, I search the SLCL catalog for First Aid Kit. No dice. As a customer (and employee) of  SLCL , I suggest a purchase of these tuneful melodies. Three days later, I'm at the top of the list to get First Aid Kit's "The Lion's Roar." Thank you, KDHX, for introducing me to new music. Thank you, SLCL, for bringing it all back home.

--Bob S., Rock Road Branch

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