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Pop: Folky Pop Folk: Folk Pop Moods: Type: Acoustic

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United States - Oregon

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Carlson Wells

Since early childhood, traveling in the car, singing town to town during the summers with our family was a common gig. In the 1980′s seat belts weren’t "enforced" so we typically put a mattress down in the back of a station wagon or made cozy beds on the floor where we could curl up inside as we traveled to the Midwest from California.

If we weren’t singing on stage, we were singing in the back seat, often annoying our older sister with our never-ending impersonations of an entire movie — such as “The Little Mermaid”. From Nicole’s perspective, it was “An American Tale” and the song “Somewhere Out There” that allowed our family to learn that Tiffany could sing harmonies at 3 years old. Since then, making music together has been second nature.

In early adulthood, after living in the Portland, OR area for many years and attending college there, we sisters had to move apart. Our older sister moved to the opposite coast and the two of us were at least a good six hour drive from each other — Nicole, her husband and two sons living in southern Oregon for a time.

During those years, we both ventured into our own solo music careers. We made our own albums, got our own websites, played our own shows….a good experience, but there’s just nothing like collaborating with your sister. Fortunately, in 2009, we were living in the same area again and we began “Carlswell”, which we later changed to “Carlson Wells” in 2012. We were privileged to win a few songwriting and performing contests in recent years, leading us to realize the strength that comes in being together. We are very excited to finally be recording an album of the two of us — just simple recordings of what someone would experience at a show.

We still have our own solo paths musically…still have our own websites, and solo albums, play our own concerts…Tiffany at regular venues and Nicole at varying conferences and retreats most often. But the Carlson Wells adventure is extra special and we’re so glad to be doing both.

We are grateful to those who follow what we do, come watch us when we play, support us in buying our music, or just simply keep encouraging us through email or friendly chats. It’s exciting to know that we can have an impact on those around us, since as music lovers, we too are impacted by other musicians — artists who inspire us to be better songwriters.

Thanks for hopping along on the ride with us. We hope to give you a relaxing, lighthearted, musical experience…so it’s safe to assume that seat belts are still optional.

- Carlson Wells (Nicole Wells and Tiffany Carlson)