BLUE DARLING is a folk duet collaboration of Ezza Rose and her long-time lead guitar player, Craig Rupert. As Ezza’s full-band sound expanded sonically over the past ten years, the two decided to form a songwriting outlet for folk songs that recall their early days picking acoustic guitars and singing close harmonies. On February 24th, the first of five songs will be released from their debut Folded Hands EP, titled “Fast or Slow”, written by Rupert. All songs included carry a thread of heartbreak and coping with relationships that weren’t quite meant to be.
BARNA HOWARD was born and raised in a quintessential Midwest town. His youth in Eureka, Missouri was pure Americana – the sort of childhood that inspired E.T.-era Spielberg – baseball cards in his bicycle spokes, flying freely down Main Street and through neighbors’ backyards.
“On “Shakey Knees,” Weezy Ford introduces herself to the world through a wall of distorted guitar and a shroud of vocal reverb. It’s a striking sound, reminiscent of the grimy rockabilly from her native North Carolina (think Flat Duo Jets with a hitch in its step). But the track isn’t without a few surprises, as Ford literally tap dances her way out of the song. It’s a risky and playful choice that ultimately pays off and leaves the listener wanting more.”