Sometimes you swipe right on Tinder and get more than a date or a new significant other. The now-married Luke and Morgan Dierker got wedded bliss, but in one another, they also found the perfect bandmate. The folksy, Americana duo Of Sea and Stone met through that app and discovered that, in the most literal interpretation of the adage, they make beautiful music together. They’ve got a couple of full-length releases under their belt and they are as rich with sadness as they are sweetness.
Both vocalists are engaging solo, but when they bring their voices together, there’s the money. United, the harmonies give the songs sticking power. Morgan’s high range, and bit of twang, wraps around Luke’s lower tones, and they blend upon contact.
The pair has garnered a lot of comparisons to the now-disbanded Civil Wars, which featured Joy Morgan and John Paul White doing their own brand of the indie-folk-Americana mix. That pair was acclaimed by fans and critics, so the compliment is worthy. Of Sea and Stone obviously find no issue with that correlation, as their self-titled record was mixed by Richie Biggs, who had his hands on a few of the Civil Wars’ releases.
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Of Sea and Stone performs Sunday, May 20, at Valley Bar. Tickets are $8-$10 at ticketfly.com.