NASHVILLE, TN (September 17, 2021) — Nashville-based Americana duo A Tale Of Two, composed of award-winning vocalist Stephanie Adlington and guitarist Aaron Lessard, have released their debut self-titled EP. Fully recorded live in the studio, the applauded musicians channel southern lullabies, front porch blues, and even hints of French love songs. Americana Highways recently noted, “the whine and grit in this duo’s vocals are gripping and noticeably timeless.”
To celebrate the release, A Tale Of Two will perform at City Winery in Nashville this Sunday, September 19. On October 24, they’ll take the stage at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Cafe. Find more information on all upcoming performances here.
“We pride ourselves on live performance. Everytime we showcase music to any of our fans, we want to create an authentic experience and live in the moment,” explains Lessard. “We have a passion for collecting vinyl and gravitate towards timeless records that carry permanent but true imperfections in the recordings, which carries a different kind of emotion.”
Like many Nashville-based artists, the complimentative duo looked to the past for likeable sounds that they would spin as their own. “We dove deep in our roots to grab the best elements of our favorite artists. Great artists like John Paul White, Patty Griffin, Tom Waits, Ray LaMontagne, and Punch Brothers helped us to find a home in the Folk/Americana scene,” says Lessard. “If Nashville has taught us anything, it is to be different,” adds Adlington. “It is a unique hub of incredible musicians and writers. We have always wanted to find our own voice within the crowd.”
Oozing an infectious stage presence and chemistry that carries over from the music to the back-and-forth banter between songs, A Tale Of Two are a genuine pair of fun-loving storytellers. “Growing up, we both were surrounded by folklore and history. We were always fascinated by the people, culture, and especially dark tales,” concludes Lessard. “It has definitely shaped who we are.”