Some musical performers entertain, while others stun. With instincts for blending harmony normally only reserved for siblings, the stunning female vocal duo of Copper & Coal from Portland, Oregon breathe new life into an old-style of honky tonk music with their sultry original compositions of lost and found love, and wild adventures of the heart. Their name derived from the raven and red hair that crown these nearly six-foot beauties and the eternal rural themes of culling the earth of its resources that have lend so many stories and so much inspiration to the country music canon over the years, Copper & Coal’s Leslie Beia and Carra Stasney are something to behold, commanding attention with their Siren-like countenance, crafty lyrics, and seamless delivery.
Matched with these girls to lend both his wisdom and talent to their first, self-titled release is the incomparable Caleb Klauder cast as producer, assembling an impressive group of side players and offering his impressive breadth of knowledge about the modes of American roots music to the process. It all combines to make an album that is engaging, classic, and refreshing all at the same time, and something that once again reinforces that it is women at the forefront of saving country music.
Copper & Coal have graciously offered us all a free listen of their new album, but if you find it is something that speaks to you, you are encouraged to support this music by purchasing it for your very own.