BY ERIN MALYSA
PHOTO BY JENNIFER NEWLIN
The saying “as American as apple pie” was most likely started in the Midwest, where days pass slower, summers last longer and the seasons teach you lessons about life. Sarah Vos and Daniel Wolff hail from Wisconsin, recorded their latest album in Nashville with Ken Coomer (Wilco and Uncle Tupelo) and create a space between folk rock and a more modern take on high lonesome. Their sophomore follow-up to Space and Time is 2016 release Cartoon Moon, which features the solemn vocals of Vos paired against sweet twanging notes from the mandolin. On leadoff song “Golden Sky,” Vos delicately harmonizes with Wolff and calls out: “We must not lose sight / oh the golden, golden sky / oh the mirrors in your eyes.” It’s a record of hope and accomplishment, but also of the struggles in life that eventually lead to strength.