Kelly and David | As the Twilight Auguries

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As the Twilight Auguries

by Kelly and David

Kelly and David are an acoustic/electric guitar duo who weave folk forms into original compositions with soaring vocal harmonies and lyrics that intrigue and beguile.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Light Don't Bend Around Corners
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2. The Ballad of John Ashley
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3. Damon Winder
2:34 $0.99
4. Mouse
4:11 $0.99
5. Fall Awake By Yourself
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6. Slow Fold
3:34 $0.99
7. Salud Zamudio
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8. Woods and Wolves
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9. Little Mysteries
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10. Destiny (to the Sun)
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11. I Don't Want to Rain or Bring It On You
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Album Notes
Kelly and David started making sounds in the summer of ’95 while living in New York City. Stints in bands in San Francisco had brought them within earshot of one another’s style and they forged a collaboration that has evolved over the last decade in the forms of live bands, sound installations, and film scores. Kelly and David as the Twilight Auguries blends their experience into a group of eleven unique songs of longing and loss. In these eleven songs beauty reveals itself in a variety of disguises. They have tea with a mouse, witness a standoff between a wolf and a coyote, learn spells from a shapeshifter and a sometimes lover reveals himself to the them as the Devil.



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Performer Magazine

A brother and sister could not be more locked in to one another's sensibilities.
For the musically-inclined teenage set, a good night might hold a punk band at the Odd Fellows lodge or an open mic at the independently owned coffee shop.
Kelly and David are the kind of Americana outfit one might have had the good fortune to stumble upon during those angst-addled years most requisite of engaging philosophy and provocative music.
Long-time collaborators and veterans of more than a few side projects, including film scores and sound installations, these two have learned the devilishly subtle art of listening to each other. The airy effortlessness and instinctual familiarity of their compositions, as evidenced by the facility with which they harmonize, impels each of the eleven songs on this disc; a brother and sister could not be more locked-in to one another’s sensibilities.
Self-described “baroque blues,” As The Twilight Auguries shares an affectation for Southern allegory, tall-tales and stories of the workingman. In “The Ballad of John Ashley,” David sings of the Devil: “He took me to the bottom / He told me that he’d teach me to climb / In his chains I have found delight.”
“Woods and Wolves” describes a standoff between a wolf and a coyote, while the hero of “Salud Zamudio” is a John Henry-like migrant laborer in the citrus groves of Southern California.
There is a smart, cinematic quality to the arrangements here, and standout instrumental performances (most notably the flute of Cymra Haskell and the accordion of Otono Lujan) are not lost in the final mix. The exceptional album art is courtesy of Louisville illustrator Kathleen Lolley, whose work has graced a My Morning Jacket record and a tee shirt for the Coachella Music Festival.
Independently owned coffee shops might be fast disappearing but well-wrought folk music is still standing thanks to Kelly and David.

Pasadena Weekly

Kelly and David defy easy categorization
Guitarist Kelly Marie Martin (from local punky/old-time trio Triple Chicken Foot) and ex-CB Brand guitarist David Jones defy easy categorization. Martin’s eerie banjo plunkings prick up neck hairs on “The Ballad of John Ashley” and “Woods and Wolves” á la classic old-time murder ballads, while a certain Beat vibe is achieved with the spoken poetry of “Damon Winder,” and the salt-and-sugar rub of their harmonies over simple acoustic guitar evokes ’70s-style singer-songwriter folk on “Slow Fold” and “Little Mysteries.” It speaks to their individual musicality, the LA scene’s diversity, or both.