Americana folk country duo, Howdy Darrell (guitar, mandolin) and Marilyn Darrell (guitar, mandolin, accordion) release their debut album “Ravel and Twine”. Recorded in Austin,
Americana folk country duo, Howdy Darrell (guitar, mandolin) and Marilyn Darrell (guitar, mandolin, accordion) release their debut album “Ravel and Twine”. Recorded in Austin, Texas, with engineer Gary Calhoun James and many talented stalwart Austin musicians, the album features six originals and a cover of a Kurt Hagardorn song. Both Marilyn and Howdy are accomplished songwriters and multi-instrumentalsts, working with artists including Wayne Hancock, Grammy-Award winner Joel Guzman, Brennen Leigh,
Eric Kallio has been creating his own fusion of folk and improvisational music while living in the sleepy village of Government Camp on Mt. Hood. With a strong background in lead improvisation, he spices up his singer/songwriter approach with versatile and harmonically complex embellishments. His albums “Glass Wood & Steel” and “Life Force” show his evolution as a songwriter, as well as his ability to wield a wide variety of instruments and playing styles. His live experience showcases 3 different iconic American acoustic guitars. The dreadnaught, The tri-cone resonator, and the square-neck dobro. It’s refreshing to experience these instruments and playing styles changing throughout the performance. Offering original music and re-vamped traditional pieces, Eric does his part to hold the torch of modern folk music using his glass slide, steel tone bar, and finger-style approaches.
Leo Rondeau, and Noel McKay. They have been playing and touring nationally, including showcases at the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival.
This album weaves together close heartfelt harmonies, driving rhythm, and an authentic down-home approach to their own cut of Americana music that merges deep Texas roots with a West coast vibe. Without sentimentality, the story of these songs reveals the evolution of a relationship within a never-ending quest to make a home while reckoning with change and chaos, and longing for the seeming-stability of the past. They bring a warmth and realness that makes everyone feel — well, at home.
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