You Knew Me When…a phrase we can all relate to, and one that speaks to the relationship of the husband and wife duo to their art, their history, and their continued musical progression. After uprooting from their Nashville home and full-time jobs in June of 2012, Cie and Karisa Hoover set plans to tour the nation for a full year…however, they never stopped. Since that time they have continued to tour full time, creating and serving up an array of craft brewed compositions coast to coast, as well as releasing their first studio album “You, Me, and the Rest of the World” in late 2012. Many miles and memories later, the duo will release their new album “We Found Roads” in April of 2015. The album is a culmination of mile-markers and moments derived from giving up everything and finding new paths together -- soon to be available via www.youknewmewhen.com, iTunes, and other online retailers.
As a duo that presents a full band sound, the music of You Knew Me When parades between a fusion of progressive indie-rock and folk compositions all infused with a myriad of pulsing and stirring beats. WRNC Radio stated, ““There is such a natural talent to You Know Me When and for the first time in quite awhile it may be a sound that is truly unique, or at least different in these musical times.” While blending their vocals, Karisa, who previously served as a Nashville public school music teacher, provides the piano, ukulele, glockenspiel, and percussion, as Cie, who spent several years as the Global Events Production Manager for Gibson Guitar, supplies the guitar and other rhythmic nuances. The cumulative result is a musical style that blends a singer-songwriter soul with a pop/rock mentality.
The foundations of You Knew Me When are rooted in Nashville, Tennessee, and while both Cie and Karisa originally came to Nashville to pursue various music endeavors, it took the husband and wife nearly a decade to create music together as a united pair. In their early years as a couple Cie could predominantly be found in within the hard-rock scene, while Karisa could be found more often in vocal seminars and music education workshops, and it wasn't until mid 2009 when the two began writing music together. It was from that point on that the two began melding their life partnership into the musical partnership known as You Knew Me When.
You Knew Me When released their home studio self-titled debut album in December of 2010. A true DIY effort, every facet of the album was produced by the pair in their small home studio. The eleven songs on this album would prove to be the catalyst for the years and the road(s) ahead. Find out more info about “We Found Roads” and You Knew Me When at www.youknewmewhen.com.
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