Tina and Bryan create engaging concerts of traditional American fiddle tunes and waltzes, string band rags and Celtic jigs and reels, with a sprinkling of South American gems and the occasional Classical piece thrown in for good measure. Tunes gleaned from late night jam sessions and dances with incredible old time musicians, from their travels to festivals throughout the country, from collegiate ragtime archives and from Bryan’s solo bass repertoire are all part of the music of their lives. With their playful and relaxed stage presence they create an entertaining and memorable program ideal for a multitude of events.
Tina and Bryan’s joy in their music is readily apparent. A quote from their release, All Roads Lead Home, says it all “…. Like most people, we are exposed to music and stories from all over the world. The common thread of the music here is how we’ve chosen to own what we’ve found. We travel many roads in our lives, and when we encounter something that rings true, we take it home.”
This husband and wife duo met at Kent State University where Tina received a degree in Music Education and Bryan received a Bachelor of Music in Bass Performance. Their mutual love of and interest in music of many cultures brought them together and they began performing together in the fall of 1995. They were married in June of 1998 and now have two wonderful children, Isabel and Theo.