Introspective and intimate to playful and rocking, Kingston’s super folk duo are Kris Abbott (of indie-hall-of-famers The Pursuit of Happiness) and Dee McNeil (of all-girl rockers The Strap-Ons). Currently in support of their June 2018 single Wind Rose, the DIY couple are touring Ontario and recording a fall release.
Their prior release, A Great Long Game, was their third album in less than five years. It was the much-anticipated follow-up to Bloom (2013), which was selected by CBC Music’s Mark Rheaume in his Top Pick for the year, and to their 2011 debut, Still Here Inside, chosen by Starbucks for its Worldwide Playlist. A Great Long Game features guests Colin Cripps, Ron Hawkins and Tim Welch and was played enthusiastically by CBC and numerous college radio stations including #1 and #3 rankings in Ontario and the Maritimes. ‘Cold Chisel’ was chosen by the City of Kingston for the video to launch their 10-year plan to eradicate homelessness.
The duo have been making music since 2003 when Kris joined The Strap-Ons. The connection was instant and progressed from a musical relationship to a personal one, married in 2005.