Well Worn Soles: Emerson Wells-Barrett and Chelsea Dix-Kessler.
Singing with each other, their voices weave and twine with grace and humor. 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.