Olympia Acoustic Music Folk/Acoustic House Concerts
Our next show will be: The Singer and The Songwriter July 15, 2018, 4 pm Send email for reservations
We saw this California-based duo perform in an Official Showcase at FAR-West 2017. In addition, they were the FAR-West selection to perform at the Folk Alliance 2018 Kansas City Folk Festival. Of their performance at the 2018 Kansas City Folk Festival, Playlist Play writes: "The duo creates soft melodic songs, that could just as easily exist as poems. Beautiful and full of soul and emotion, the quaint pair swept the audience away; first time listeners and long-term fans."
Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran create music as vibrant and diverse as their multiracial backgrounds. Rachel’s rich, nuanced vocal delivery and Thu’s dynamic guitar arrangements provide the backbone for the duo’s swinging, soulful and heartfelt songs that tell emotionally honest and compelling stories. Their identities as mixed-race-Mexican-American and first-generation-Vietnamese-American (respectively) subtly inform the inclusionary, modernist perspective of their lyrics, which provide “smart commentary on social attitudes” (Pasadena Weekly), while their music and melodies cut across decades of classic American song forms, bending and blending genres to produce a unique sound with a fresh, clever and distinct approach to the classic traditions of American jazz, folk and blues. See and hear two of their songs below.