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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Who is the Hottest Musical Couple of the Year?

...If you answered Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, you could be right. No doubt, their connection on RAISING SAND is one of the greatest musical surprise moments of the year.

But, to take that kind of chemistry a step further, the two that truly do it for me are Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. It all started with the movie ONCE in which they starred as busking musicians on the streets of Dublin. Then it just exploded when they released a cover of Dylan's YOU AIN'T GOING NOWHERE from the I'M NOT THERE SOUNDTRACK. Glen and Marketa stirred up the ghosts of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris for me....from that California country era that brought rock and roll and country together.

The Frames frontman and the Czech songbird and multi-instrumentalist exude something more than just chemical when they harmonize. There's something, well, kind of sexy going on when you see them onstage...or in the case below, when they heat up the Colorado snow at Sundance. So check it out and melt away!

p.s. It now seems the two are dating. I never would have guessed ;)

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