Well Worn Soles: Emerson Wells-Barrett and Chelsea Dix-Kessler.
Singing with each other, their voices weave and twine with grace and humor. Listen
and you’ll hear echoes of George & Tammy, Johnny & June, and Loretta & Conway.
The chemistry between them is audible on first listen, the dynamic of their live
performance obvious at first glance, their connection palpable.
They met while enrolled in the bluegrass program at East Tennessee State
University and quickly recognized that there was something special about the two of them together.
Accompanying themselves on a variety of instruments (guitars, fiddle, mandolin),
their gifts of natural musicality are instantly apparent.
The music references vintage roots, the lyrics speak to age-old themes, but the
language Wells-Barrett uses in his writing is determinedly unusual, perhaps jarring
at first, then quickly endearing itself to the listener.
Young folks; old souls. Meet Well Worn Soles. [+]