HUNTER RIVER – Amy and Rachel Beck will perform songs from their debut self-titled EP at Harmony House Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. They will be joined by Bennett Buell on guitar and Isaac Williams on bass for this CD launch.
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P.E.I. singer-songwriters and sisters, Rachel and Amy Beck.
P.E.I.’s singing and song-writing sisters have been making music together as long as they can remember. This folk/pop duo oozes sincerity and warmth. During live performances, their easy banter and relatable songs draw you in – before you know it, you feel like part of the family.
2013 has been an exciting year for Amy and Rachel. In February, they were named national finalists in CBC Music’s Searchlight Competition; in June, the girls were thrilled to sing harmony for Serena Ryder during her performance at P.E.I.’s Big Red Music Festival; and now they are releasing their debut EP. Recorded at multi-award-winning Lakewind Sound Studios in Point Aconi, N.S., and co-produced with Mike Shepherd, this album is the perfect showcase for Amy and Rachel’s “fresh, original and very likable sound and their delicious harmonies.”
The sisters’ self-titled record includes nine original songs, featuring intricate acoustic guitar work and the girls’ signature harmonies. The Hometown Bonus Track – “How Much Love” – was selected by audience vote at a show in Amy and Rachel’s hometown, Montague. Written by Rachel about her two young sons, this song will have you tapping your toes and singing along on your first listen.
Other highlights include “Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda,” a rhythmic vocal piece about taking chances, and “Maybe Someday,” an emotionally moving song of despair with beautifully understated piano accompaniment. Top to bottom, this album resonates.
Tickets for the show are available by calling the venue at 964-2255, online through the venue website at www.harmonyhousetheatre.com or at the door subject to availability.