Laws Two

If Michelle and John Law's accomplished songs and faultless harmonies are any indication then they must have a perfect marriage. The husband and wife duo have released their second CD and judging by the level of songwriting and musicianship, the time they spend together is very productive indeed. Beginning with a home-grown latter-day bluegrass tune called "Shelter Me, Bother," Two is warmed throughout by Jim Dorin's pedal steel. It's given enough of a sheen by producer Andy Bowmer that the Laws can accommodate fans of both old and new country. And they can lie in on the late night smoky bar with "Heartache and Booze" or write MoreMuchMusic-ready material with "Watching Over Me." Nashville would do well to look these two up and its hit makers might want to take a few notes as well. (A Major Label)