I love it when a plan comes together. And I love it when talent blooms. You know those precocious high school kids who show so much promise so early, obviously skilled, natural musicians who make your own kids look like schlubs playing video games all day in the basement? Ya, I got three of the latter. Meanwhile, about three years back I ran into aspiring singing duo Dawn and Marra in Hamilton, On. Still kids, they were in the talent contest (which they won) and obviously were keen on a career in music already. Not some instant win Idol thing either, they wanted to be taken seriously.Their music was modern folk, acoustic and pretty much what you'd expect, nice melodies and vocals, harmonies and teenage takes on bigger topics. They were clearly talented, quite charming, and in that rather large city of a half-million, and close to a really big city, they were standing out. Over the next couple of years, each time I checked in, they had done more; some recording, lots of gigs, some traveling to play out of town. But I kinda thought they'd stay much like I first saw them, with the nice melodies and folk-acoustic sound, and the harmonies, etc.
It's funny, I almost wish I didn't know the back story, and I'm questioning whether I needed to mention it. I guess I just wanted to say how far they've come in three years, and let you know what went into all this, the hard work and development. Anyone coming to them new should be impressed, and intrigued at what can happen when acoustic folk gets a youthful shot of energy.