Lee’s up-tempo ‘Cajun Spider-Man’ tune [is] reminiscent of the storytelling song genre the great Tom T. Hall and Roger Miller, among others, made famous...Hildebran’s ‘Mad’ is unique in its delivery allowing the depth of her vocals to shine with a Rhiannon Giddeons’ quality I haven’t heard from Hildebran until now. ‘Mad’ sounds like it should be listened to in a dim speakeasy lit only by candlelight while sipping on a Manhattan.
The music Couldn’t Be Happiers produce is bluesy and rootsy, with many layers to be found underneath Mad. It’s one of those tracks that takes a few listens to fully hear everything that’s going on, and there’s a passion and a swagger to the vocals that really lends itself to the song. Check these guys out – they’re a little different to most of the stuff coming out at the moment.
In all intents and purposes, this adorable real-life couple are entertainers in a live setting. Although we’d never seen them in front of their crowd, we’re pretty sure that’s the case.And why do we mention that? Because in a style that they present in this particular single ‘Mad’, and their other singles, translations of the feelings and emotions need to be done live. Studio publications are a great way to go, as well, but we encourage you to seek the duo out in a live setting (heck, in folk & country, there’s nothing like listening in a live ‘festival’ setting for sure).
The Couldn’t Be Happiers of Winston-Salem and The Shoaldiggers of Carborro will present a show at 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at Muddy Creek Music Hall, 5455 Bethania Road.The Couldn’t Be Happiers are an Americana songwriting husband-wife duo expressing the musical ethos of their home states of Texas and North Carolina. The couple interacts with each other and the audience for an engaging, performance-driven set.
The Couldn’t Be Happiers are a ‘promising musical act’ reminiscent “of all the best things about classic country music.
The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based duo, Couldn’t Be Happiers, is made up of Jodi Hildebran (vocals, guitar, harmonica) and Jordan Crosby Lee (vocals, guitar), who both happen to be Wake Forest University School of Law alumni.
What happens when a tattooed Texas troubadour blends melodies and shares harmonies with a sassy blonde country crooner from North Carolina? You get the Couldn’t Be Happiers, a Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based duo that formed in July 2017.
“This duo is so cool and they fit so well together musically. The words are great mix of modern lingo with an old folk feel, which I think is part of their appeal. They are experts at combining the new and the old. This song is upbeat and feel-good. I imagine it’s really fun to sing this song with someone you care about, so I suggest you put it on the car stereo on repeat on your next road trip.”
The Couldn’t Be Happiers are a folk-country-rock duo out of Winston-Salem. HuffPost entertainment writer Lisa Lynn Snedeker recently listed their debut EP as one of her “[f]avorite musical picks of 2017,” earlier calling them a “promising musical act” reminiscent “of all the best things about classic country music.”