Lucky Valentines

September 11, 2021
12:00 pm
Main Stage - Riverside Park
Big River Ruckus
Lucky Valentines

“There’s a ‘rightness’ to them… Like they’re in each others’ heads”

These two have been making music together for 11 years and 2020 marks the release of their second studio album. They’ve written upward of sixty songs, and use a mix of folk melodic sensibilities, tight harmonies, and a whole lotta love to make sad things beautiful. Their sound could be bottled up as “Bruce Springsteen and Patty Griffin meet Shovels and Rope in a Gypsy Junkshop”. He sometimes uses a thirdhand suitcase as a kick drum, and the rotary phone from her father’s shop as a mic. She blends classical violin with raging folk passion. He channels John Prine and Hank Williams. They have played hundreds of live shows together and have been featured on MTPR’s Musician Spotlight, at Austin’s Iconic Hole in the Wall Cafe, the side stage of Red Ants Pants Music Festival, and are slated to be one of the acts on PBS’s acclaimed 11th and Grant in its next season.

Recorded in their home studio in Montana, Mixed In Portland by Adam selzer (Blind Pilot, She & Him, Langhorne Slim) and Mastered in L.A. by Music industry Veteran Marty Rifkin (Bruce springsteen, Dwight Yoakam, Jewel) “HORSES” blends homespun DIY folk and country sounds with fresh sonic energy; infused with cold heartache, electric wonder, razor sadness and fiery Joy, this is a record made to be played on repeat.

Shaun and Jamie have four beautiful children together and find joy in gardening, performing, writing, homeschooling, and reading Lord of the Rings to their aspiring Justice Warriors. Their dream is to travel the world sharing music, and come home to a little farm with horses to ride, and goats to mow the lawn. For now, they live in a sweet little city, ride in a minivan, and the kids do the lawn mowing.

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