Allison and Krystal Steel are beginning to rewrite history as the most famous mother-daughter duo since the Judds and started their career with their first showing at the legendary Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN. Less than one year after the show talent scouts for NBC’s “The Voice” found them online where they sang through 4,500 contestants and found themselves in the top 64, performing on “The Voice” and being picked up by Blake Shelton for his team.
Not only are they the first mother-daughter duo to appear on “The Voice”, they have also since appeared on the Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family Show” singing their blind performance for “The Voice”, “Before He Cheats”. Then wonderful things happened on Facebook when a fan started a page called “Get 2Steel Girls on the Today Show”, and within 3 weeks they were invited to perform for the “Today’s Show’s” Mother’s Day segment where they sang “Train Wreck” for the first time.
Looking for additional funding to release their debut album “Train Wreck” they started up a Kickstarter project to make it happen and fans so loved them that the CD was funded 150% and became a reality on August 10, 2013! (And since August 10th is my birthday I know they have a wonderful career ahead of them – just saying!) To date this dynamic duo had already been featured on GAC and have kudos with MTV, Rolling Stone, been named a country favorite on the “Today Show” and have numerous mentions in magazines and newspapers nationally and internationally. The country music nation is being rocked by this amazing duo and 2Steel Girls are moving in and moving on with a wonderful tradition of life, love and music by mother and daughter!
“Train Wreck” is an album with 7 tunes: “My Mistakes”, “Fall In Love”, “Train Wreck”, “Forward”, “ON”, “Take Me Back” and “Chasing You”. “My Mistakes” is the first song and it opens up the listener to a whole new world of country, blues, and soulful listening. Their amazing harmony plays to the deep bass and drums in this ballad – it makes the listener feel like they are maybe floating down a bayou on a star studded night, swaying to the mesmerizing sounds coming from this duo. I loved this song and it put me straight in the mood to listen to more!!
Listening to “Fall In Love” kind of took me back to my rodeo days with their mentions of one night rodeos and swinging lassos and big ropes! This song is upbeat and rocks out harder than the ballad proving that Allison and Krystal have more up their sleeves than just one beat. It’s catchy and showcases another vocal talent of these two ladies – a throaty, kind of sexy and guttural vocal as they crescendo in and out of the verses. Well done!
“Train Wreck” which is the title song is equally interspersed with their unique harmony, upbeat melody, once more showcasing even more of their ability pull the listener into the song. The instrumentals in all the songs on the EP are equally as impressive in filling the room with “feel like you are there” vibes and they compliment the duo perfectly.
This is one strong EP – of course it is – it’s 2Steel Girls – Nashville Strong!
You can download the new EP at iTunes or order a signed CD on their official website. If you are lucky enough to catch them at a show please be sure to do so – I imagine these ladies will rock your world with their amazing voices.
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