Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray play American music. They've traveled the country following the threads that tie the American narrative together and they've woven those threads into a sound all their own.
The duo multi-task on guitars, banjo, mandolin, organ, glockenspiel, lap steel and more to bring to life the urgency of Southern Soul, the earthiness of classic country and the pioneering spirit of '60s and '70s Blues Rock.
Miss Shevaughn has a truly powerful voice that ignites, roars and flickers and Yuma Wray has at his disposal an arsenal of instrumental talents that underscore the duo's unique, honest and compelling storytelling.
Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray spent 2011 on the road, living in their Honda Element, finding their way and finding their sound. The results of this quest can be found in their debut album, We're From Here, available September 11, 2012.
Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray will also be traversing this fine country this fall as part of their tour in support of We're From Here. Tour dates will be announced soon.
So check out these rehearsal videos, if they are this good at rehearsal can you imagine how great the album will be, and also how good they will be in a live atmosphere.
No Surprise Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray rehearse "No Surprise," the single from their upcoming album, "We're From Here" out September, 11th 2012. Johnny Dulles on drums.
Bleed Me "Bleed Me" came about around the time we decided to leave Chicago and try life out on the road. Mayor Daley had just sold the parking meters to a private company and it had become impossible to park anywhere without paying an arm and a leg and Yuma was working at a late night bar and watching the sun come up every morning when he got off work. Yuma Wray lived in Chicago for six years and I lived there for seven. After seven long harsh winters, a tour through the Southern states and a winter in Southern California didn't sound half bad. Chicago's a great town, but if you're not careful it can really chew you up and spit you out.
Go Hang "Go Hang" is the opener on "We're From Here, " our debut album, which will be released on September 11th, 2012.
Cloin's Lament Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray rehearse "Cloin's Lament" from their upcoming album, "We're From Here" out September 11th, 2012 with Johnny Dulles on drums.
Pnuemonia Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray for Couch By Couchwest 2012 "where the beer is cheaper, and the only hipster is you."
Yuma wrote this song about a time he got pneumonia on a bike ride down the California coast.
The lap steel was an engagement gift from Miss Shevaughn to Yuma Wray. "Pnuemonia" - about how Yuma got real sick on a long California coast bicycle tip - will be featured on Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray's debut full-length, "We're From Here" to be released September 11th.
At the end of the video, watch out for the Snot-Boogie train comin' through full steam!!!
Check out their new single
The River Made Me Do It