It’s a cliché that often you must travel the furthest distance only to discover what
was right under your nose all along. Yet this was precisely the experience of siblings
Ryan and Kaylee Williams, who together form The Native Sibling. Although they had
both played music since they were kids, it wasn’t until 2011 that their musical tastes
intersected. After informally singing together in a pub in Ireland – the two realized
that music was an endeavor that they wanted to continue with each other’s
It was a homecoming of sorts for the two to begin sharing songs back and forth. The
writing began to quickly highlight the strengths of both individuals – Kaylee’s
delicate vocals and Ryan’s intertwining guitar work. They were able to easily trust
one another musically and to create a unique expression that was their own.
They began with recording a 4-song EP in a friends’ apartment in 2011. After the
release and a stint of touring the two went to record again– this time with producer
Daniel Mendez (Heart, Noah Gundersen, Duran Duran) in Brooklyn, NY. The result
was their first studio album Letters Kept to Ourselves, which claimed them the
iTunes best singer-songwriter album of the year in 2014. After national touring of
the album, they teamed up again with Mendez to create their sophomore album
Hammer Is Heart. Recorded in Austin, TX – this album is set to release in 2019 via
The Native Sibling is characterized by the strength in both Ryan and Kaylee’s voices.
They support one another and lend sensitivity in a way that embodies their sibling
connection. Their melodies and lyrics meet at the intersection of hope and sorrow –
describing relationships, faith, doubts, and circumstances that we all can relate to.
Engineered, Mixed and Produced by Daniel Mendez at Matchbox Studios Austin, TX
Mastered by Ed Brooks, Resonant Mastering Seattle, WA
Drums and Percussion by Bill Delia
Bass guitar by Michael Tarabay
All songs written and recorded by The Native Sibling
The Native Sibling is Ryan and Kaylee Williams
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