Leslie Beia and Carra Barratt Stasney are often asked if they are sisters. "Sometimes I can't tell my voice from hers on recordings," says Carra.
They met in the winter of 2012, at the Landmark Saloon in Portland, OR. Leslie was playing her weekly Monday night gig with Saturday Night Drive and Carra came on a friend's recommendation. It turned out they were both from Michigan. After some reminiscing, Leslie invited Carra to sing with her sometime. Soon Carra started sitting in, singing harmony, on Mondays to a great response. People were struck right away at how good they sounded together.
Their harmonies inspired the songwriter in Carra. She penned Kentucky Blue and offered it to Leslie as the first song in their duo project together. "I loved that song right away," says Leslie. They continued writing, both contributing new songs to the project. Now they are close to an album's worth and plan to record before the spring. Songs like "I Can't Believe I've Fallen"--Leslie's straight drivin' heart breaker, with an irresistible danceability--and Carra's "I Love a Gambler"--a slow burning torch tune on the dangers of desire--keep audiences energized and intrigued.
If you love close harmony and that classic honky tonk sound, these ladies can deliver. They may have just what you've been missing.