Kitchen Table, Illinois
Kitchen Table, Illinois is Chicago-based songwriting duo Gabe McElwain and Becky Stark, accompanied by a myriad of friends and cohorts for the recording process. Gabe once dropped sweet basslines in the formidable (but sadly defunct) Millimeters Mercury. Becky once sweetly cooed in the also-sadly-defunct First Coat as well as banged the drums in Starlister. Together Gabe 7 Becky create beautiful Americana & bluegrass inspired folk music most suitable for cookouts, campfires and daydreaming.
Deirdre and Conor
Deirdre & Conor is a formerly Philadelphia-based, now Berkeley-based duo specializing in songs about science, love and domesticity. Deirdre and Gabe once played together in the Hyde Park band The Passerines, while Conor and Becky were bandmates in First Coat. Now, Deirdre & Conor bring their cello, guitar and voices together in a mix of the silly, serious and sentimental.
At Our Tiny Dinner Table EP (2009, BTID)