Steel Magnolia may have just won (click to read) the second season of Can You Duet less than a month ago but the duo (and couple) Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey are already out and about on tours. The duo, who were in the Seattle area to perform for local stations, took a break from their radio tour on Thursday, August 20, 2009 and gave a performance for a KMPS-sponsored acoustic set at the beautiful and scenic Snoqualmie Casino.
Showcasing the dynamics that were apparent when the very much in love duo sang on the show. The set included a variety of tunes from classic artists like Waylon, Willie and Hank Williams, Sr. to recent stuff performed on the show including original tunes and recent hits. The Waylon song was “Lonesome, Onr’y and Mean,” while the duo sang Hank’s “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and Willie’s “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain.”
The original songs included the current single “Keep On Loving You,” a charming song about life’s little moments, like Sunday breakfast; and the very first song they ever recorded, a heartbreaking break-up song called “The Edge of Goodbye.” These songs, perhaps more than even their interesting arrangements for cover songs showcased a dynamic duo ready to hit the airwaves with a stellar vocal blend that showed me more than anything on the show did. Meghan has a vocal presence that has been missing in country music while Josh has an equally interesting voice that recalls more of the alt-side of country that’s raw yet refined enough to get the duo on the airwaves.
This show was a fun introduction into who Steel Magnolia are and I’m pretty sure that it won’t be the last time the duo makes the rounds to the northwest as they have something that truly deserves any success that comes to the duo. Check out a few pictures from the show below.
you can read the lyrics for "Keep On Loving You" by clicking here.