Happy New Year, friends! After a brief holiday respite we’re here to divert you from your doldrums and you ease back into the world of the working once again. And to kick 2015 off in true Nashville fashion, we have brought you something special worthy of both an Adorable Alert and a serious second listen.
NCFNN is dedicated to bringing you the best in what’s new and notable on the local scene that might otherwise be overlooked, and we’re especially excited when we can showcase emerging musicians, just cutting their teeth, but no doubt beginning to make their mark on Music City.
Enter: Gus & The Fuss, brother/sister duo Addie & Augustus Carroll, who write and perform original material together that is both irresistible in its easy-breezey-beautiful-folky-sound and completely captivating in the pair’s refreshing sincerity. Don’t believe me? Dudes, they wrote a song inspired by their life-long friendship and the struggles to grow together (and not apart) as time marches along – and it’s really good. Without a hint of irony, the Carroll kids are absolutely nailing what makes family acts so spectacular when they really work — they make you long to feel like part of the family, too.
So take the jump with us and learn more about this exceptional duo who are sure to delight fans of Josh Radin, She & Him, The Civil Wars, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, and more!
Here’s the pair singing about what it means to be siblings in their wonderful “Wait For Me.”
And check out Augustus’s lovely “Heart’s Hotel” that suggest signs of serious sophistication despite his relative youth.
And here the they reunite again for “Asleep At The Wheel”
Gus & The Fuss can be seen pretty regularly doing their thing live at Puckett’s in Lieper’s Fork and recently made a special appearance as the musical guest at Actors Bridge Ensemble providing lovely interludes between original stories at the semi-annual storytelling event, The Nerve.
You can keep up with the Gus & The Fuss via the usual places online… and you’re gonna’ want to follow them because it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be able to say you “saw them when.” Happy Hump Day and an here’s to an awesome new year, readers!