Folk duo launching new CD in Shelburne

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Naming the Twins launch their new CD “Drifters and Dreamers” with help from lots of friends at the Osprey on Saturday, July 6, 8 pm.

Naming the Twins will launch their brand new full length CD “Drifters and Dreamers” at the Osprey on Saturday, July 6 at 8 pm.

This second CD by the local folk duo of Robbie Smith and Kathleen Glauser is their second all original, all acoustic recording. “Drifters and Dreamers” is the first full length production by Alex Buchanan at his new location for HarbourTone Productions recording studio in Shelburne.

The Twins rely on sweet guy-gal harmonies and finger-style acoustic guitar, with Robbie adding banjo, violin and mandolin. But they’re more than a singing duo. They are entertainers - they love interacting with their audiences, telling stories, ad-libbing in between songs. 

For this CD launch, the Twins are bringing to the Osprey stage a talented and diverse full folky band with Chris Churchill, Jude Pelley, Charlie Wilson and Alex Buchanan adding upright bass, dulcimer, wooden flute, cello, 4-string guitar, accordion, whistles and percussion.

“Drifters and Dreamers” has a mostly Canadiana - Americana feel, taking the listener on a journey from the wild seas off the coast of Newfoundland to the deep south of the USA with plenty of stops in between. In other songs, a soldier finds comfort, a street sweeper takes pride in his work and lovers are re-united.

The Twins will present a wide range of carefully crafted originals - fun folk songs, quiet ballads, Maritime-flavoured songs, novelty numbers, balancing things with traditional songs and faves from the 1960s.   

 In the last two years they have toured the eastern US twice, performed around the regional and shared the stage with such musicians as Erin Costello, Kim Dunn, Dwayne Cote, Jay Aymar, The Brights and Pennybrook.  A recent highlight was their performances at the Deep Roots Festival.

All 13 tracks from their first album, "Sweet Transitions" had airplay on programs such as The Midnight Special syndicated throughout the US. They have appeared in person on shows like Atlantic Airwaves on CBC, Woody's Children in New York and Blue Plate Special in Knoxville Tennessee.

In the past, Robbie Smith has appeared on stage with Roger Whitaker, Pete Seeger and John Allan Cameron, has been played on a good number of radio stations and has made several recordings, including his solo CD titled "Retro Debut".

Tickets for the Naming the Twins CD Launch are available at the Osprey weekdays 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as well as at TLC Pharmacy and on line at www.ticketpro.ca. Tickets can also be purchased at any Ticketpro outlet in Atlantic Canada. Tickets are just $17 adult and $5 for students.

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