LOOOOOOoooooooooooove!!! This is the usual response when the name Everly is uttered (I definitely echo this reaction)! I heart Everly…there I said it…LOVE, Love, love. Everly is an American folk music duo that formed in Battle Ground Washington. You MUST go check out the oh so talented and beautiful duo so you can listen to some of their amazing recordings.
Everly is what became of two friends, Bethany Joy Galeotti
and Amber Sweeney
, deciding to collaborate and share their passion for music and storytelling. Bethany Joy & Amber have been writing songs individually for as long as they can remember. In 2008, they decided to use their long-time friendship for the greater good and created Everly, realizing that two songwriters are better than one.
Everly has already seen success with several projects, beginning with their three-song EP titled Mission Bell. Since then, the duo has had continued success with a series of digitally released B Track albums that have been featured on the CW hit television series, One Tree Hill, on which Galeotti is an actor and director. The songs include 4 originals: Quicksand, Maybe, Flying Machine, & Girl In Moon — all of which have made it to top charting positions on iTunes and CD Baby (you can listen to some of these songs on my website where I feature Everly’s music). The duo also digitally released an acoustic Christmas album in 2009 titled, Fireside, which made it as high as #48 on the iTunes Top Holiday Albums chart.
Bethany Joy has performed a string of original tracks on One Tree Hill
due to her character’s ambitions to reestablish her music career. In the episode titled Even Fairy Tale Characters Would Be Jealous
Everly performs at a massive USO concert at the Marine Corps Air Station New River military base in North Carolina. The duo also performed their single written for troops; “Home Is Me – You Are Mine”. After its airing, Everly’s single Feel This
instantly rose to #14 on the itunes folk charts and allowed them to maintain the #1 top seller spot on CD Baby for several weeks. In the episode titled We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)
, Karen’s Café is transformed into a glamorous nightclub with Lucas as its proprietor and Haley as the cabaret singer which allowed Galeotti the opportunity to premiere more songs featured in Everly’s EP. In the seventh season of One Tree Hill, Everly’s song Quicksand was re-released,
this performance kicked off Haley James Scott’s music journey followed by her tour Flying Machine
. In the fictional tour, songs written and performed by Everly
were featured on the show while concurrently being released through iTunes and CD Baby.
So what is Folk music? Folk songs are characterized by simple instruments and a focus on acoustic styles. Folk music is seen as the authentic expression of a way of life now past or about to disappear (or in some cases, to be preserved or somehow revived). I never thought I would utter the words “I love Folk Music”…
I’ve heard that the perfect combination consist of beauty, brains and talent. In that case, Bethany Joy Galeotti & Amber Sweeney have set a new standard of perfection…there is no denying it when you listen to Everly’s
tight vocal harmonies and solid guitar-driven grooves (plus a touch of the blues & a frisson of jazz)! Make sure you check out Everly’s blog where you can become a part of the Everleague
(the Official Everly Fan club) and make sure to visit the gallery where you can see more photos of Everly by Lori Jane Photography
It may go without saying, but don’t forget to catch Everly’s Bethany Joy Galeotti on the season premier of OTH tonight on the CW Network…
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Throughout this post I have linked to Everly’s website, twitter and Facebook but I think you will also enjoy…
check out Amber’s Blog and Twitter…
check out Bethany Joy Galeotti’s Blog and Twitter…
and thanks so much for stopping by mine…be sure to leave a comment! Muah…xoxo