From the hills of Pennsylvania comes a debut self-titled album from The Hello Strangers, a sister-fronted (Larissa Chace Smith and Brechyn Chace) Americana duo, whose haunting harmonies and witty, noir songwriting are the backbone of their sound. Produced by award-winning Nashville producer Steve Ivey, the album features 11 originals and 2 covers, and features Jim Lauderdale on vocals, and “Que Sera, Sera,” a tribute to the sisters’ Grandfather, who sang with Doris Day.
"The Hello Strangers don’t need classifications. They are just – for lack of a more sophisticated term – “Damn Good." - Chuck Dauphin, Music News Nashville/Billboard
"The Hello Strangers demonstrate the kind of credence that only happens when worldly experience is paired with shattered sentiment. These two ladies certainly stand out on their own. Country credence is assured, and with it, a very promising future indeed." - Lee Zimmerman, No Depression
Featuring: Brechyn Chace - lead and backup vocals, accordion on “Poor Dear,” vibraslap on “Conococheague,” harmonica on “The World Knows Far Better”
Larissa Chace Smith - lead and backup vocals, acoustic guitar
Spencer Pheil - electric guitar
Steve Ivey - electric guitar, keyboards, piano, percussion, bass guitar, dobro, bouzouki, mandolin, back up vocals
Kerry Marx - electric guitars
Tommy Harden - drums and percussion
Eddie Dunlap - pedal steel
Wanda Vick - viola
Catherine Marx - keyboards & accordion
Cissy Crutcher - background vocal on “What You Don't Know”
Jim Lauderdale - lead and background vocal on "What You Don't Know"
Bar Background vocals - Ethan Nichols, Cody Blonder, Dave Dinsmore, Sparky Jones
Mixing keygrip - Sparky Jones
Produced and mixed by Steve Ivey
Recorded at IMI studio (the Sound Kitchen) Franklin, TN
IMI Studio 615-255-0105
Spencer Pheil’s parts recorded at Stable Studio, Chambersburg, PA
Mastered by Luke Gilfeather at The Mastering Studio, Nashville, TN
c 2014 IMI Music and The Hello Strangers, except for "What You Don't Know" and "Que Sera, Sera"
p 2014 IMI Music and The Hello Strangers
All rights reserved; unlawful duplication is prohibited
For more information contact info@IMImusic.com
For booking contact Sycamore Artist Management, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us at www.IMImusic.com and www.thehellostrangers.com
Photography by Ryan Smith Photography
Design by Carl Nielson
For song lyrics please visit us at www.thehellostrangers.com
All songs written by Larissa Chace Smith and Brechyn Chace, The Hello Strangers Publishing (SESAC), except for “What You Don’t Know” by Jim Lauderdale and John Leventhal;
and “Que Sera, Sera” by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.
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