Mary Hare, Snelsmore
Newbury RG14 3BQ
Lifelong couple, The Grahams both romantic and musical, Alyssa and Doug Graham have been performing together since they were teenagers. Fully committed to embracing their duo-ness with the release of the Graham’s debut in 2013. 2014 saw them play over 100 shows in support of Riverman’s Daughter, including a three-week run in Australia, culminating with a
performance at the Sydney Blues & Roots festival. In the U.S. RD spent 11 weeks in the Top 40 at Americana Radio.
No strangers to the media they have appeared on Woodsongs, ABC TV and CBS Morning, and have been praised by American Songwriter, USA Today and the New York Times.
With their sophomore album, Glory Bound, which was produced by Wes Sharon (John Fullbright, Parker Millsap) and released on May 19 2015, The Graham’s are expanding their roots-based sound to include more propulsive and dynamic songs, as influenced by the speed and energy of their recent cross-country train travels. Concurrently, they will be releasing a live album and film, Rattle the Hocks, both produced and directed by Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, which chronicles their train-bound excursions and the influence of train travel on American roots music.
“We are not trying to reproduce the music of Woody Guthrie of Leadbelly or any other folk hero, but we are endlessly drawn to the master lines they (and their own forebears) laid down. Riding the rails gave us richer opportunities for this kind of work, allowing us to make the connection between rail and American song new, in a way that also honors the deep tradition of