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Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo define modern Americana with Silver Lake 66. Hailing from the Midwest, the power couple’s travels have seen them to Los Angeles and now Portland as they continue their musical adventures. Now, the duo is capitalizing on the momentum brought to them with their 2016 debut, Let Go Or Be Dragged, with the release of a brand new full-length album. Titled Ragged Heart, Silver Lake 66’s second album 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.” 

Glide Magazine calls Ragged Heart “a glorious roundabout of Americana mixed with splices of hearty rockabilly and chugging sweet seductive melodies.” They go on to say, “Silver Lake 66 transports a dignified sound that evokes the gratifying sounds of Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, with a sly inkling for today’s roots music ears.” 

With a winning amalgamation of classic country, folk and blues, their songs have been hailed by numerous publications and radio stations, often calling Ragged Heart one of the best Americana albums of 2019. It’s no wonder, either, given their knack for authentic, heartstring-tugging songwriting, impeccable harmonies and ardent guitar-playing.  

Let Go Or Be Dragged has received airplay from over 55 radio stations throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. The album hit #19 on the Roots Music Report’s album chart, and the song “San Francisco Angel” reached #18 on its singles chart. Ragged Heart is currently receiving airplay in the US and abroad. 

Silver Lake 66 are one electrifying Americana duo to keep an eye on. Make sure to catch them on tour when they hit your city!