In July we went on tour across the country, playing 20 states and Canada. We booked it entirely ourselves with months of planning. We brought our 2 kids along as we drove almost 10,000 miles in less than a month. It was totally worth it to play for and meet a lot of you. We'll never forget it. Please sympathize with us as we take a break from the touring side of things for a little while. :) We hope to find ourselves in your neck of the woods again or for the first time soon.
He came from Toronto; she, from Seattle.
Both had music in their blood, instruments in their hands, and a mind to create.
The mountains led him to the west; a star led her to the north.
In Vancouver they met and schooled—studying music and life.
They found promise.
They found love.
In less than a year they put school on hold, got married, and lived.
With music and purpose guiding them, school called again and to Nashville they went.
He became an audio engineer; she became a songwriter; music stayed central and they continued to create.
The couple formed Handsome and Gretyl and released their debut EP, Hold On Tight Love in 2011, followed by a Christmas EP, Wonder in 2012 and their first full-length, Miles and Miles in 2013. Presently they are working on a project called TWELVE, their next full-length album, to be released on 12-12-15. The exciting thing about TWELVE is that one song will be written, recorded, and released each month, so folks can follow along as it blooms and grows.
Handsome and Gretyl have created an earthy folk feel crossed with an imaginative jaunt of pop, a sweet and tangy piece of wild berry pie. This duo draws from real life, delivering optimistic though realistic lyrics, seasoned with the chill of snow, the sea breeze, and the hope of tomorrow’s sunrise.