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Tawny River / Bio

Taw-ny; ['to:ni] (tôn) [from Old French tané, from taner to tan1]

1. Adj. -A light brown to brownish-orange colour.

2. Adj. -Rusty, Muddy waters. In a sentence: Flow down the Ole Tawny River

Chemistry & Magic, a real life music love story Tawny River, husband and wife duo, is a refreshing combination of harmonious vocals, authentic lyrics and animated melodies. Imagine Paul Simon and Sting taking Patsy Cline and Alison Krauss to tea... and you'll find the 'Hippie Gypsy Pop' duo Tawny River.

Unique, Fresh, Fun, Upbeat, Toe Tapping, leaving everyone smiling kind've experience.

“The curlicue harmonies and parlor-strum arrangements in Tawny River's material – such as the wistful "Revolution" and the glam-culture-slamming "Hollywood" - reveals the influence of artists such as Alison Krauss and Paul Simon.” Matt Wake - AL.com/entertainment

She came from the West Coast (Seattle)... he came from the Great North (Quebec, Canada), they found each other at a songwriter's Sunday get together and spent the next 8 years writing their story into songs. Flash forward to two years ago, the duo announced their first play date at the Legendary Pucketts, Leipers Fork, home to General E Lee, and TV show Dukes of Hazard. After playing in Leipers Fork every Wednesday for the next two months the duo has since been seen at the Listening Room, Mercy Lounge, The Basement, Kimbros Pickin Parlor, Antique Archaeology, The Row, Dan McGuinness, Tin Roof, South, The Blue Bar, Soulshine Pizza, The Billy Block Show, Bman & Chico Show, and many other venues, events, festivals, house concerts, and hotels. Most Friday mornings you can find them playing at the Room in the Inn.

Tawny River biography Musically influenced by Sting, Paul Simon, The Beatles, Triumph, Rush, Django, John Denver, and Elvis. Sounds like Sublime, Sting, Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, Alison Kraus, Fleetwood Mac, and the Civil Wars.

“Such a delightful couple that has found the magic between song and harmony. Their chemistry is evident in every aspect. Nash holds the reigns in the musical arena with some impressive playing and pleasant harmonies. Tawny also carries the vocal wand with some wonderful voicing as well. Do yourself a favor and go see them whenever you can. I can't wait to have them back.” Perry Bonck - The Fleur de Lis Acoustic Series

Currently the duo is working with producer Ron Haffkine, producer for Shel Silverstein, Dr. Hook bringing life to songs like The Cover of the Rolling Stone, Freaking at the Freakers Ball and I got Stoned and I missed it. The twosome just released their first EP "The Kitchen Tapes", affectionately named after the fact that all of the music was created in the Kitchen. The EP, easy listening, happy, upbeat and fun really shows the duo's ability to create music that will make you smile. Stay tuned for more here or at http://tawnyriver.com.

General Info

Band Members
Tawny and Nash
Artist Name
Tawny River
Home Page
Active Since
Americana / Hippie / Gypsy

Contact Info

Franklin, TN

Similar Artists

  • The Civil Wars
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Sublime
  • Paul Simon
  • Jason Mraz