We’re a unique combination in the fact that our sound is as widespread as our backgrounds. Composed of a native South Carolinian, Alaskan, Coloradan, and Pennsylvanian, we all came into music via different routes. All ear musicians at heart, the three girls pursued classical music, and Carlyle was influenced greatly by the Mississippi blues. Combine these diverse backgrounds with a desire by all to make music, and you get some strange, albeit lovely, sounds.
Carlyle is the lead vocalist and the man behind the guitar, kickdrum, banjo, and rivers of sweat. He puts everything he’s got into his songs and the energy is infectious.
When Theresa plays, she spans the spectrum from the sweetness of her classical training to the grunginess of a dirty old sea-barge. She loves the sounds of Murder by Death and Dark Dark Dark.
Miriah, influenced as much by classical as by Stefane Grappelli, loves to improvise and she’s sure to mix it up with gorgeous variety in her solo licks.
Kat, infatuated by ragtime and honky-tonk, strives to channel Moe Bandy’s studio pianist with her 88 keys. Equally obsessed with strange small percussion, Kat usually finds the means to entertain her fellow bandmates and the crowd with garden tools.
While seemingly cliched, the truth about what makes our band great is that we genuinely enjoy playing with one another. It’s so rare to find four people whose personalities and musical styles (while strikingly different) blend so well. The pure joy of playing bleeds off the stage and into the crowd and the energy feels as good as the music sounds.
Theresa discovered the cello when it was the only instrument left to play in her tiny elementary school. She was hooked after her first draw of the C-string, it sounded like a beautiful barge horn. And so she played.
She met Carlyle in Anchorage, fell for his music (and key lime tartlet), and gets her jollies by fighting over the last cookie and rockin’ out with her favourite Alaskan chicks in her grandma’s old dresses. She loves having an excuse to travel to random places, like Chicken, and ending a show with a nice waltz or good old fashioned arm-wrestling match…still working on Miriah, the holding champion. She previously played with Barefoot & Pregnant in Idaho (miss you girls!), and Mandocentrics mandolin orchestra in Colorado. Her favorite utensil is the fork.
Miriah’s musical influences include T-Pain and Rachmaninoff which you can distinctly hear in her haunting melody lines, or so she thinks after a few drinks. She enjoys fine wines from the Goats Do Roam appellation and looking at pictures of oversaturated double rainbows. Her dream is to jump trains from Oklahoma to California to escape the dustbowl depression and onto rambling the countryside. Her other dream is to jam sick solos with the jazz turtlenecks at taproot on Monday nights. She was once married to Benicio Del Torro but it didn’t work out cause she joined the Super Saturated Sugar Strings and he couldn’t telemark ski. She loves being in a band with 2 other chicks cause it’s hard to find a good reason to wear heels in the dead of Alaskan winters. Miriah loves to jam and has previously played with Southbound Shotgun and the Corey Butler Mix.
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