Delighted to support my friends Ben and Kassie (My One and Only) as they pass through dear Athens, Ga.
James Worsham will open the night, followed by yours truly, with my new friends closing the evening! Excited to see y'all there! $7 door charge!
Emotionally-honest lyrics will bid you to wander through hidden scenes in their lives, accompanied by raw vintage guitars and the intimate harmonies that only life-long lovers could discover. Uncovering the pursuits of purpose and love, with the triumphs therein, and exposing the pains of severed relational connections, My One And Only reaches into the expanses of their hearts to bring up lyrics that will cause you to wonder if they have been reading your diary.
With their polar-opposite musical backgrounds, Kassie and Benjamin meld old-school country, singer-songwriter, and alternative folk-rock into a sound that can only be described as “Southern-Soul and Curious-Grit”. From impassioned ballads like “You Never Ask How I’m Doing Anymore” to the raucous acoustic ditty “This Heart of Mine”, My One And Only serves up a full-course meal when they hit the stage. As to sound, the duo is driven by a racing-striped acoustic guitar (with some family history) and a suitcase kick-drum, but the bold vocal harmonies seal the deal. At times, Kassie and Benjamin’s voices seamlessly intertwine to create delicate thoughtful moments, while other times cultivating a roar of angst.
“I love these guys. If their fun upbeat songs don’t seal the deal for you, their never-ending onslaught of bold harmony is undeniable.” Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes), Grammy Award-nominated producer.
Presented the “Discovery Award” by acclaimed music critic Robert K. Oermann (Nashville’s Music Row Magazine), My One And Only declares performance as their love-share to the world. “The stories behind our songs make them come alive in a new way, and in our live shows, people experience that. It’s that thing where people realize how connected they can feel to a certain song or lyric,” says Kassie. Touring listening rooms throughout the United States, this Americana act has honed their sound through years of performing and writing, as well as extending their reach into audio production and engineering. Following after Benjamin’s audio background, the duo self-released their sophomore self-titled album from their own Greensound Studios.
“My One And Only is an Americana band that oozes honesty through the music they make. They are a melding of raw acoustic music with meaningful lyrics that paint a picture of their and our journey.” -Eric Dahl, host of Fox 17 Rock & Review Radio & TV.
Not only have they toured throughout America, but My One And Only has done two tours in Uganda, Africa, working in conjunction with a ministry there to produce youth conferences that incorporate music concerts, Bible teaching sessions and youth training. Their heart for broken families and orphaned children comes to light in their songwriting and in their between-song stories during live performances. “Not only has our songwriting been affected by our multiple trips to Africa, but our worldviews and our priorities have been shaken to the core,” says Benjamin. Beyond their Ugandan tours, Kassie and Benjamin have traveled to Rwanda, Africa six times, where their sponsor-child lives. They are honored to be able to use their talents to help relay the message of God’s love and truth on the other side of the world.