Brandon Hagen commands the stage with a big voice and determined rhythmic guitar lines. As much producer as songwriter, Brandon’s attention to compositional detail gives a fresh, complex life to songs that are indie-rock in their essence. Emma Back mingles the lyrical sorrow of folk with quirky Eastern European fiddle and sultry elements of jazz piano. With French influences from her time spent in Paris, and international travel with the teen world music choir village harmony, her songs are poetic at their core with bold melodies and odd metered rhythms. Together this romantic duo powerfully speaks to the human condition with hints of humor and heartbreak.