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Joanie & Matt

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    The One Above
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    Absalom
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    Sterling
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    Coming Up
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    Sisters
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If our current political times have taught us anything, it’s that voices of the marginalized are finally being heard.
Forged in fire and brimstone, tempered with compassionate hearts, Americana duo Joanie & Matt adapt inherently misogynistic ancient texts from the Hebrew Bible for a soulful and inspired new record. Sterling is seven tracks deep of provocative tales encompassing the #MeToo movement, the LGBTQ+ community and substance abuse; each chapter unfurling gritty honesty through a modern feminist lens.
The two acclaimed singer-songwriters (Joanie Leeds & Matthew Check)-- who share honors including an Emmy nomination, first place in the USA Songwriting Competition and a finalist distinction in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest jolt the album with intense, earth-splitting electricity.
From “Absalom,” a toe-tapper exploring another one of King David’s sons, to the sobriety tale “The One Above” (drawing upon Nazarite law) and the humorously-cut “It Ain’t Paradise” (an Adam & Eve call-and-response ditty), the music provokes questions on morality and truth while offering profound conversations on female empowerment and the nature of existence. Voices intertwined, regaling tales from the human race’s earliest recorded roots, these seven songs don’t only feel special but undeniably vital to the current state of the world. It’s the kind of record that imparts humanity’s struggle in a way that’ll make you listen, one way or another.

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