Matty Charles & Katie Rose joined forces in 2013 after meeting at The Landmark Saloon, a Portland, Oregon honky tonk. They discovered a unique magic in the quality of their combined voices and began working on original songs that they could perform together.
The duo's country and folk roots are reflected in their close harmony singing and the way they use substance and subtlety instead of flash and bravado, giving their music a sound that is reminiscent of such artists as The Everly Brothers and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Charles’s songs are the backbone of this dynamic duo. The honesty and simplicity with which he explores themes of love, loss and longing is poignant and captivating while Katie Rose adds another dimension of haunting beauty with her unique voice and dynamic harmonic choices.
Matty Charles and Katie Rose will knock your socks off with their debut album, Catching Arrows, available on January 21st, 2016!
The Earnest Lovers are vintage honky tonk heartbreak seranaders Pete Krebs (Hazel, Stolen Sweets, Portland Playboys) and Leslie Beia (Copper & Coal, The Lowburners). An alliance forged from their mutual and devoted love of the golden era of country duets, the Lovers have set out to capture that classic sound and to invigorate it with new life in the form of original compositions. With one foot solidly rooted in tradition while allowing the other to two-step forward in exploration, they promise a sound as comforting as old whiskey and as compelling as that fancy new cocktail at the Sapphire Hotel.