Looking for a Reason
Twoz a Crowd is Barbara June and Patrick Michael. Barbara June is an accomplished singer/songwriter and musician, having performed with the Windy Ridge Band, Patrick Michael adds his more than ample talents as a songwriter, musician, vocalist, arranger and studio engineer. Each song on this album was written, performed, produced and engineered at Windy Ridge Studio in Vassalboro, Maine. This small community, just north of Augusta, on the east bank of the Kennebec River with it's country setting and quaintness is about as an inspiring a place as you can find to satisfy the urge and need to create. Barbara and Patrick do this together, in an unpretentious manner. Their Debut CD, 'Looking for a Reason' was released in March of 2004. Barbara's writing and vocal offering is rooted in Bluegrass and Folk music. Michael's contribution comes from the other end of the spectrum with the more lively rhythms and licks of Rock. Together, they deliver a diverse, delicious and excellent blend of distinctive melodies. Their music and lyrics are born from the lessons and emotions of life lived. Though the music is impressive, it is Barbara's vocals which give the music it's flavor and distinctiveness. Her delivery is powerful and from the heart. Patrick not only adds vocal backup, but electric guitar, bass and drums. Barbi & Pat perform all of the music and vocals on this album making it difficult, if not impossible to duplicate in a 'live' setting. There are few 'Studio Only' artists who have had great success in the music business. Some of the notables are; Dan Fogelberg (Pat's mentor), Steely Dan and the Alan Parson's Project.