Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Couldn’t Be Happiers. I discovered this Duo while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked their “happy” music.
This music puts you in a good mood from the very first seconds.
This traditional music that seems to come from the Appalachian Mountains carries with it the ancestral spirit of the pioneers who came to explore and conquer the new world.
I imagine them in the evening after a hard day spent trying to become friends with a new and inhospitable land, which around a fire were looking for a bit of serenity with music and dance.
From those moments in history, these melodies began and still cheer us up today. Couldn’t Be Happiers try to make us relive those emotions.
Obviously, the approach of this Duo is more modern but it is inevitable not to imagine yourself in 1607 when the first colony was founded at Jamestown in Virginia while listening to this music.
A nice discovery that I recommend to everyone.
Songs For Butchie Vol. I is Couldn’t Be Happiers’ EP Out Now!
Traditional and Magical!
Jodi Hildebran is a singer/songwriter whose love of pop and Americana music permeates her writing. She grew up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina called Hildebran (if you ask her, she will say her family named the town, but there’s a good chance she just made that up). She plays harmonica, guitar, and drums when the venue or occasion calls for it. Still, it’s her voice that no one forgets.
Jordan Crosby Lee is a native Texan who first picked up a few chords before heading to college at Wake Forest. He now calls Carolina home, but there’s a bit of Texas in every chord he plays. With lyrical echoes of Todd Snider and James McMurtry, he’s a pure songwriter, loading as many lyrics as possible into each measure. For the past 15 years, he has played throughout Central and South Texas and Western Carolina. Along the way he picked up a wide range of cover songs that he has “made his own” by injecting a shot of bluegrass and two of Texas country. He plays rhythm guitar, sings lead, and tries his best to harmonize.