Electronic Press Kit
Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo are the Americana duo at the core of Silver Lake 66. Originally from the Midwest, the couple’s travels have taken them to Los Angeles and now Portland as they continue their musical adventures. The duo continues to capitalize on the momentum brought to them with their 2016 debut, Let Go Or Be Dragged, and their second release, Ragged Heart (2019), which brings their energized Americana to new heights. On Ragged Heart, Americana Highways’ Melissa Clarke says, "The striking characteristic of Ragged Heart is the energy of the instrumental interplay, with a throwback early ’70s style and tones to match . . . The band’s energy is irresistible, and the vocal harmonies are divine.” Silver Lake 66 released their third album, The Space Between Us in the summer of 2022. The duos’ reaction to the one of the most uncertain times in American history is an album of emotionally raw and genuine performances, with remarkably strong songwriting. The Space Between Us spent weeks on the Americana Music Association Charts, and has been named one of the Best Albums of 2022 by Americana Highways. You will find Silver Lake 66 performing live with their full band, or touring as a duo. As two seasoned troubadours, Overbo and Francis tell stories straight from the heart while looking forward to whatever comes next and glancing back at the road they’ve travelled with no regrets.