MSW Music Series: Misner and Smith
San Francisco-based Folk/Americana duo, Misner & Smith have recently released their third album of original songs, "Live at the Freight & Salvage". The live album captures the duo's energy in performance and contains three previously unreleased songs. This follows the release of their critically acclaimed second album, Poor Player (2008), and their debut album Halfway Home (2004), which includes the West Coast Songwriter's Best Song of 2007, "Madeline (Paradise Cracked)". Misner & Smith have been gaining notoriety for their songwriting and unique vocal blend.
Just when you thought you'd heard all that the Americana/Folk revival could show you, Misner & Smith bring a freshness and lyrical vitality you won't find anywhere else. When you hear these two you'll think they were born to sing together, with an exceptional vocal blend that cuts right to your soul. At moments raw and powerful, and at other times hauntingly subtle, extraordinary two-part harmonies anchor their unique and compelling original music. Megan Smith plays the upright bass and mandolin while Sam Misner plays guitar, and with stellar award-winning songwriting to boot, Misner & Smith retain a connection to roots music that has been described as "the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary". Though it is not always easy to put their music into one category it is evident that the tradition of duets is truly alive and well in these two performers. You will be amazed at the fullness of sound and depth of songs from Misner & Smith.
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Sebastopol, CA 95472