1)  “I sat down with my coffee and Enjoy magazine this morning, and was totally thrilled to read the beautifully written article by Paul about you and Tom! It was so very sweet as it captured who you are as musicians so very perfectly. So very happy for you, and all that you have accomplished with your passion for music. Your voices are extraordinary and woven together in song sheer perfection! I especially love the heart that comes through so strongly from you both. You are a gift to us all.”  Syd Sloan, 2013

Article called “Pinch Me,” pgs 63-65 in “Enjoy Magazine,” a Northern California Living,  June 2013

2) CD Review, Mt Shasta Herald, Aug 2010  by Paul Boerger

Entitled “Up on Cedar Ridge” and nearly two years in the making, the CD features the duo’s consummate guitar skills and vocals, along with a group of talented back-up musicians on pedal steel, mandolin, percussion, banjo, fiddle , bass, clarinet and cello.

The quality of the CD recording shows off the professionalism of Terry Lawhon’s Blue Dragon’s Studio, where it was recorded.

Describing their style as “Americana,” Tift and Scott put out songs that range from modern folk to smart country swing to traditional tunes with a contemporary sound.  Tift’s voice has a broad sweet range and Scott is a fine acoustic guitarist.  On duets they are a perfect match.

Although easy listening, the lyrics are smart and engaging.  The country swing style songs will have you looking for a partner to hit the dance floor.  You’ll be swaying and tapping your foot at the very least.

On the cover of the 1943 hit song “You’ll Never Know”, Tift’s range really shines. She sings the song with such deep romantic emotion I found myself thinking that whoever is on the other end of the tune is one lucky guy.

On Woody Guthrie’s “900 Miles”, Tift and Scott’s modern folk interpretation does justice to the old master. This ain’t your grandpa’s 900 Miles.  The CD’s final track, the exquisite “Beneath the Stars”, puts chills down your spine.  It features cellist Tristan Clarridge and lovely guitar work by Scott.  This song alone is worth the price of admission.

Tift and Scott defy any single category but whatever it is, it’s really good.  Think Prairie Home Companion at its very best.

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