In their debut record, “Hunger”, Robinson & Rohe’s detailed arrangements and keenly crafted lyrics push at the edges of what Americana and folk music can accomplish. Over the courseof the record, they turn the genre in on itself, pushing past historical nostalgia to pose open-eyed questions about the traditions we inherit and where we might find hope in a country freighted with an inheritance that is both beautiful and troubling. The combined effect of razor-sharp lyric writing and melodies make “Hunger” feel like an urgent message delivered in a patient, studied hand. Throughout, the sounds of guitar, banjo, violin, and bass all work to elevate the duo’s sweeping vocals—at turns muscular and ethereal. There’s a spacious quality to their harmonizing, as they deliver lyrics that feel as vast and rich as the American landscapes they sing about.