credit: Kamilo Bustamante
With two backpacks and one guitar, brother and sister Connor & Karlee Hormell found themselves living in a camper van in the backcountry of New Zealand in November of 2016. Luckily, the Sacramento, CA natives found just what they were looking for, a new batch of songs and a new sense of purpose in their music. It was in the van that the siblings planted the seeds for their Americana project, me&you, and wrote their latest EP release, "Chasing Trails" (July 2018).
After returning to the states, the duo connected with producer Ben Tolliday (Lord Huron, Hozier) and instantly knew they’d found a home for the songs they’d written on the road. With Tolliday producing the project and a successful crowdfunding campaign underway, the duo recorded the 5 song EP in Los Angeles, CA at Whispering Pines Studios.
Described as a “warm summer night, out having a beer with friends” by Sacramento News and Review, the band’s “instantly infectious, jangly folk-rock” (For Folk’s Sake) has since landed them on tour with John Paul White, Devin Dawson, and Dwight Yoakam, among others. Highly anticipated, the siblings' new full-length record is in the works and can be expected in early 2020.
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