The Two Tracks

11:11 Presents

The Two Tracks

Edison

Sat, May 20, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Pub Station

Billings, MT

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Two Tracks
The Two Tracks
Formed in 2014, The Two Tracks are based out of Sheridan, Wyoming, at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains. From rock’n roll to country, from bluegrass to folk, the music is expertly crafted, addictive Americana. Their harmony rich songs are often cello-infused with a high energy groove. Throw in life on the high plains and a penchant for lost love story telling.

The group's first album (self-titled) was voted #1 Album in Wyoming by Wy- NPR. It features original tracks by Julie Szewc on guitar/vocals. Joining her are David Huebner on cello, electric guitar, and vocals, Fred Serna on drums/percussion, and Russell Smith on upright bass. Guests on the album include legendary Nashville pedal steel guitarist Bruce Bouton (Garth Brooks).

"Their eponymous debut album finds them creating an instant connection... the sprightly, spunky “Old Victrola,” the good natured “Bird’s Eye View” and the lively take on the traditional standard “Wayfaring Stranger” finds them accelerating the energy...in truth there’s not a single offering here that doesn’t engage the listener practically from the get go." - No Depression

They have spent many a day on the road since the debut album release in Spring 2016, and were recently back in the studio to record their second album with producer Will Kimbrough at The Butcher Shoppe studio in Nashville. Look for the new album Spring 2017!

"The Two Tracks record rural warmth... infusing their tunes with a feel for the open spaces of The West.” - The Alternate Root
Edison
Edison
Edison—singer/guitarist Sarah Slaton, drummer/vocalist/trumpeter/mandolinist Dustin Morris, and Grammy nominated guitarist Maxwell Hughes (formerly of The Lumineers)—is a dynamic acoustic trio from Colorado which has quickly emerged as a unique musical force.

Edison's liltingly melodic, emotionally resonant songs are filled with vivid storytelling, playful harmonies, and irresistible hooks.
Although they've only been a band since 2014, they've already built a substantial national fan base, thanks to the their upbeat, high-energy live shows and tireless touring efforts. In addition to countless club gigs, they've earned attention at such music-industry conferences as SXSW, CMJ and Folk Alliance International.

"We've been on the road nonstop for over a year," Slaton notes. "We didn't have a lot of releases out there, so we decided to hit the road and meet as many people as we could and foster those relationships."

The strategy worked, winning the band a devoted national audience as well as support slots with the likes of Iron & Wine and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats. It also led to a deal with the Rhyme & Reason label, which will release Edison's first full-length album in late 2016.

"The stuff that we're working on for the album is really exciting, because it will be the first thing that's a representation of the three of us making music in a room together," Sarah asserts. "I'll get a melody or a thought in my head, like I'm gonna explode if it doesn't come out of me. I'll hum it to Max or Dustin, and then Max will play a guitar part that's exactly like what I'm hearing in my head and I'll go 'Yeah, that!,' and then Dustin will grab one of the other ten instruments he plays, and it all comes together into something that none of us could do on our own. It's like combustion."

Until then, look for Edison out on the road. "It's hard to be in the van all the time and never be home, but the little victories make it worth it," she explains. "You might play to a room full of people in Joliet, Illinois who know all the words to every song, and then drive seven hours to play to the bartender in Lexington, Kentucky. We just take things as they come and hold on to the good nights. We live for the nights that everyone in the room is experiencing the song and everybody's feeling connected. We just try to remain as open as we can, and invite people to come in."
Venue Information:
Pub Station
2502 1st Ave. N
Billings, MT, 59101
http://www.thepubstation.com