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Dovetailing

by Two Roads Home

Two Roads Home celebrates the diverse paths and reunites the worlds of two old friends. Concert hall performer meets street busker; pub rocker meets renaissance siren. Life has taken them in divergent directions.
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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1. Some Journey
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2. I Am Stretched On Your Grave
3:24 album only
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3. John Peel
2:53 album only
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4. Loch Lomond
3:49 album only
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5. The Selkie of Sule Skerrie
7:14 album only
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6. When You Are Old
0:53 album only
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7. Down By the Sally Gardens
3:58 album only
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8. The Farmer's Curst Wife
2:35 album only
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9. Bonny Portmore
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10. Black Jack Davey
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11. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Two hearts. Two minds.
Two Roads Home.

Bryan Williston and Abby Zotz are Two Roads Home, a guitar and voice - based folk duo that has been performing together for close to twenty years now. Their music can be characterized as warm, sophisticated folk pop with Celtic roots, but not exclusively committed to the traditional. Fusing elements of traditional folk with bluegrass, country, Appalachian and popular music, the sound of Two Roads Home reflects the comfort and history they share.

Bryan and Abby began performing together in 1978 in their hometown of Whitby Ontario. Back then they were called "Harmony and Me" (a phrase from an Elton John song), singing love songs and folk tunes at weddings and community events. Early influences included Gordon Lightfoot, Janis Ian, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Murray McLauchlan and The Beatles, this diversity laying the foundation for their folk-pop approach.

Over the years, life separated the pair although they touched base occasionally to share a tune or two. Education and careers took them on different paths: Abby worked as an actor on stage and in film and television, and founded the classical renaissance vocal trio, The MadriGALS; Bryan worked in children's music, ran a song circle with the Vital Spark Folk Club, and played in his pub act Battered and Fried.

Their roads converged again when Bryan got a phone call in the fall of 2001:
"It was Abby's voice on the answering machine: '...listen...I'm in a bit of a bind and I need a guitar player to play at a wedding with me, the guy I had lined up can't make it. I know we haven't played together in about 46 years, but I thought we could put something together and, oh yeah, the wedding's tomorrow." We got together, rehearsed a handful of tunes and played the next day. And we had a blast."

A renewed performing relationship was in order, and work began on the CD. "The name of our act eluded us until after the songs were recorded and mixing was well underway," says Abby. In fact the CD title, Dovetailing, came to the pair first. "But when we finally found the name Two Roads Home, we knew instinctively that it was perfect."

Dovetailing is a collection of folk songs old and new, celebrating Abby and Bryan’s reunion as a duo and their love of the folk and contemporary genres that first brought them together. The eleven songs and poetry are an homage to the duo’s roots: “There will always be celtic or celtic-inspired music in our repertoire,” says Abby. “ Our first offering honours our past and gives us the confidence and inspiration to move as songwriters and song adapters into our future.”

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