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 has been gaining traction since 2016 release of their debut album, Let go or be dragged. An amalgamation of classic country, folk and blues, their songs have been hailed by numerous publications and radio stations both in the US and abroad. The couples' 2019 release, Ragged Heart, is a continuation of their journey as a couple, as individuals, and as a like-minded musical duo. With the addition of strings and horns, Ragged Heart builds off their previous works and centers around a message of resiliency and hope. 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 Chart, and has been named one of the Best Albums of 2022 by Americana Highways. 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.