Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo provide their own take on modern Americana with Silver Lake 66. With a soulful hybrid of classic country, folk and blues, their songs have been hailed by numerous publications and radio stations. They have a natural skill for writing genuine, heartstring-tugging songs. Combine this with impeccable harmonies and masterful guitar-playing, and you have a winning combo of outstanding roots-laden duets following in the footsteps of Americana singer-songwriting greats such as Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch/David Rawlings.
The third album from Silver Lake 66, The Space Between Us, has the distinction of being written and recorded during one of the darkest times in American history. With a pandemic raging, wildfires burning and nightly mass protests near their home in Portland, OR – the duo found solace and sanity in making music. Francis and Overbo recorded most of the album in their basement studio working remotely with co-producer and engineer, Bryan Daste.
The result is an album that cuts close to the bone. The songs reverberate with the tension of an anxious world, while showcasing genuine performances, remarkably strong songwriting, and a playful sense of humor that provides balance even in the darkest of times.
Glide is premiering the video for the effervescent “Bun E. Carlos,” a winking tribute to the Cheap Trick titan of power-pop drummer and perhaps someone else special. With a full-bodied soulful splash, the song jams with the chorus “my baby cusses like a sailor and drums like a metronome,” while keeping an unrelenting groove. A sticky anthem for sure that’s guaranteed to ring home, let’s check it out performance video below...
“I love the way this song turned out! It started out with the guitar groove I came up, Maria added thed rum beat and it took shape from there. The horns are the icing the cake! This song is really fun and provides a great intro to the album,” says Overbo.