Colvin & Earle is a collaboration between veteran singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle. The two first met early on in their careers, and in 2014 they toured together for the first time. That led to this new album, comprised of original songs plus some well-chosen covers. As the artists' press materials for Colvin & Earle explain: "This new way of working is different for both of them. (Earle) is splitting the writing duties and supplying slouching harmonies in several tracks. (Colvin) is loosening her approach to accommodate Buddy Miller's rugged production and embracing the unevenness between her and her singing partner's phrasing like it's a deliberately unfinished hem." In other words, this collaboration works!