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.
More recently, the duo has been gaining incredible traction following the August 2016 release of their debut album, Let Go or Be Dragged and their follow up, 2019 album, Ragged Heart. With an amalgamation of classic country, folk and blues, their songs have been hailed by numerous publications and radio stations, displaying their knack for authentic, heartstring-tugging songwriting, impeccable harmonies and ardent guitar-playing.The Huffington Post’s Randy Radic describes Silver Lake 66’s music as “elegant simplicity” and “the real McCoy.” For Folk’s Sake’s Jonathan Frahm calls the duo “the real deal” and highlights their “sweet harmonies that mesh the entirety of their sound together.” Let go or be dragged has received airplay from over 55 radio stations throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Their most recent album, Ragged Heart, (2019) 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. Their newest release is a song called American Tears, a beautifully compelling, but sad song. A gorgeous song with a blistering guitar solo - a song to be included in the sound track of 2020.