The Hems are an acoustic duo made up of Austin based musicians, Dusty McClellan and Jamie Zanelotti. Dusty, originally from Houston, moved to Austin in 2010 in hopes of finding some musical inspiration. Jamie moved from her home state of Maryland the same year, with similar aspirations. The two started playing together in a roots rock band but shortly realized their love for the sound of the Stanley Brothers, Carter Family, and other classic country acts. Now, with only two guitars and vocals, the Hems are performing their minimalist sound throughout Austin.