A radiant voice cascades over the elegant cadences of a single guitar and the grooving resonate boom of the upright bass. At times, the happy bounce of a ukelele and back-up harmonies dance through a song. This is A Mad Affair, a trio out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The vocals of Valerie Wood seem to sail from her body and glide across a honeysuckle-scented breeze. Garth Robertson whirls and finesses his guitar strings with a deep, humming sweetness. Like the man himself, Eric Smith's upright bass rumbles with a playful, steady beat.
A Mad Affair came together at a festival in the Spring of 2011. They play as if they have never left the trees and birds. Lively, heartfelt, fun and friendly – A Mad Affair's debut album of original arrived in December 2012.
A Mad Affair is:
Valerie Wood, Lead Vocals and Ukulele
Garth Robertson, Guitar and Vocals
Eric Smith, Stand-up Bass [+]