2/3 Goat (pronounced: Two-Thirds Goat) is a champion of metrobilly music in New York City. Their album Stream of Conscience and their music video of the title track have gained them recognition & features from outlets such as The Huffington Post, AOL Music Homepage, and New York Music Daily. Earlier this year, they were chosen as one of the top 10 bands out of over 3,500 in competition to perform in The Outlaw Roadshow at SXSW 2013 hosted by Adam Duritz of The Counting Crows and Ryan Spaulding of Ryan's Smashing Life.
Fronted by lead singers Annalyse McCoy & Ryan Dunn, the band's melding of alt-country, bluesy bluegrass and classic rock echo the core members' diverse roots: Annalyse descended directly from the infamous McCoys of Eastern Kentucky, and Ryan deeply rooted in the beach culture of southern New Jersey.
McCoy, a seasoned performer, first hit the stage at age eight. After singing at festivals & renowned venues throughout Kentucky (Renfro Valley, Jimmy Dean True Value Competition, Mountain Arts Center,...), she attended Northern Kentucky University earning a BFA. During this time, she also recorded a solo album, Movin' On, and was invited to sing the female lead on "Darlin'," a track from Sunshine in a Shot Glass by 500 Miles to Memphis.
Dunn started singing early, performing with the Barnegat Bay Breeze singers on the boardwalks at age 15. While attending Elon University, Dunn was a member of the vocal jazz group Elan. He was also a cofounder of Twisted Measure, Elon's very first a Capella group, which from its conception won prestigious awards. He and McCoy met in New York City, and soon after, 2/3 Goat was born.
After winning the MR King Productions Singer-Songwriter Competition, the band recorded their first EP, Up The Mountain, at Tainted Blue Studio (formerly the penthouse of Quad Studios) in Times Square with Patrick Shaw.
In 2011, Stream of Conscience was recorded in Nashville at Welcome to 1979 Studios with producer Chris Mara (Gin Blossoms, Rounder Records) on a restored MCI 2’ 24 track tape then mixed in pro-tools, giving the album an “old meets new Nashville” feel. The album features a 1947 crooner’s microphone in the track “Lay It on the Line,” and “Band of Gold” features prominent Nashville musician Russ Pahl on pedal steel. The console used to record Stream of Conscience is museum-worthy: a fully restored 1978 MCI JH428 originally owned by Country Music Hall of Famer Porter Wagoner (aka “Mr. Grand Ole Opry”).
2/3 Goat has toured the east coast and the southeast, frequently performing in Music City. In 2013, they were seen at South By Southwest, the US Open, and CMJ Music Marathon.