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Silver Lake 66 Announce April 5 Album

Ragged Heart, the new Americana release from Portland duo, Silver Lake 66, flows like a river of resiliency through a heart that is well worn and rough around the edges, but still beating strong. The album is an explorative journey through the human condition. Each song is a testament to enduring the dead-ends and bumpy roads that appear on the long drive called life. Close vocal harmonies and definitive country charm strip each story down to a place of vulnerability and tenderness. Ragged Heart is available for streaming April 5.

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Silver Lake 66 is Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo, who weave classic country, folk, and blues throughout their music. To that, they add a cross-country sojourn and a double-lifetime’s worth of real-world experience that flavors their work. On their new album, Ragged Heart, rich, impeccable harmonies and bold guitar are a common thread, tying together a heart that is ragged around the edges but still beating strong. A multitude of songs on Ragged Heart, including “Faded Tattoo”, Ragged Heart” and “You Are Such A Mess” explore the darker side of the human condition through the eyes of frayed characters and classic, storytelling flare. With Ragged Heart, Maria and Jeff continue to give us the truth of their experience through their music.


Ragged Heart Track Listing

  1. Blue Earth County
  2. Ragged Heart
  3. Broken
  4. Faded Tattoo
  5. Tender
  6. Check Out to Cash
  7. Hard Thing to Do
  8. Like a River
  9. Broken Dreams and Cigarettes
  10. Such a Mess


About Silver Lake 66:

Maria Francis and Jeff Overbo define modern Americana as Silver Lake 66. With an amalgamation of classic country, folk and blues, their songs have been hailed by numerous publications and radio stations. For nearly a decade through the 1990s, Francis and Overbo called Los Angeles their home. During that time, they fronted a band called The Ruby Trees. As The Ruby Trees, the couple performed in a slew of local LA clubs, which includes appearances at Ronnie Mack’s Barn Dance at The World-Famous Palomino Club. During this time, they also contributed a song to A Town South of Bakersfield, Volume 3 (Restless). They joined industry veterans Dale Watson, The Hellecasters and Harry Dean Stanton on the release. Silver Lake 66 was born after a musical hiatus and a move to Portland. The couple connected with like-minded Portland musicians who helped provide inspiration to get back into music. Silver Lake 66’s debut album, Let go or Be Dragged (2016) has been featured in The Huffington Post, No Depression, and For Folk’s Sake. Their new album, Ragged Heart, is out April 2019.



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