The Two Tracks

“…. It’s pure musicianship, it’s pure excellence, it’s pure Americana.” – American Songwriter
Husband and wife team of The Two Tracks, Julie and Dave Huebner write songs that traverse the male and female perspective, drawing inspiration from the rural surroundings of their home in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. Julie’s driving guitar playing and Dave’s spellbinding cello playing merge perfectly with the four-part harmonies and rock-solid groove, filled out by Taylor Phillips on bass and Fernando Serna on drums. Their live show features an array of sounds, from introspective ballads to foot-stomping anthems…. songs that reflect their earthy authenticity and a genuine love for their craft.

Representation and Touring Formats

Representation: Exclusive – North America
Touring Formats:  Duo, Quartet
Educational: Residencies, workshops & school events

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“A rich album that covers all it means to be human. Their blend of country and folk really is at the heart of American roots music.  But the songs they offer are universal reflections of the human experience for us all.” – AmericanaUK

“They avoid many of the cliches and gimmicks that have grown common in the Americana world while still championing a natural, Earth-grown sound. To hear an acoustic quartet reach a level of dynamic and thematic intensity like The Two Tracks do is an immeasurably rewarding experience. It’s pure musicianship, it’s pure excellence, it’s pure Americana.” – American Songwriter

Husband and wife Julie and Dave Huebner write songs that traverse the male and female perspective with emotional and natural images of rural American life. The band cares about lyrics, story, and the power of the song, and every arrangement is designed to fully highlight that direct connection between the song and the listener. Hailing from the eastern side of the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming, the band has traversed the country bringing their joyful, unique sound to stages big and small, including Americanafest (TN), Deadwood Jam (SD), Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival (CA), MeadowGrass (CO), Albino Skunk Music Festival (SC), Red Ants Pants Music Festival (MT), Levitt Sioux Falls (SD), LevittAMP Green Bay (WI), Millpond Music Festival (CA), Schellraiser Music Festival (NV), Ashley for the Arts (WI), Beartrap Summer Festival (WY), Sioux River Folk Festival (SD), Music on the Mothership (NM), Oystergrass (WY), and The LAWN (CO), to name a few, and opened for artists such as Orville Peck, Eilen Jewell, Kitchen Dwellers, Black Lillies, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades and more. They recently completed their first international trip, traveling to Dubai for performances at the World Expo.

Julie’s driving rhythm guitar, on-stage enthusiasm and vocal prowess dance perfectly with Dave’s rich voice and unique cello playing, adding a layer of surprise to the band’s sound. This is complemented wonderfully by the four part harmonies, and rock solid groove filled out by Taylor Phillips on bass and Fernando Serna on drums. All seasoned musicians and good friends, they have knit their passions into a tight band family, and it comes across in their albums and on stage. Their new album “It’s a Complicated Life,” which is their fourth studio album, is alive with vivid poetry. From deeply personal stories such as Julie’s “The Push and The Pull” recounting a divorce and Dave lamenting his mother’s passing in “Momma’s Gone”, to political tales of angst such as “Workingman’s Blues”, to simple reminders that we’re all in this together with “In the Morning’s” lyric “check on your friends please”, the record speaks both to the moment and to the universal human condition.  

“It’s a Complicated Life” was recorded over the course of five days at The Tractor Shed in Goodlettsville, TN just outside Nashville. It was produced by Will Kimbrough (Todd Snider, Rodney Crowell), mixed by Trina Shoemaker (Indigo Girls, The Wood Brothers) and engineered by Sean Sullivan (Sturgill Simpson, Molly Tuttle). In addition to the band, the record features Kimbrough on acoustic and electric guitars and the slide variations of both, along with mandolin and Hammond organ. Dave’s brother Eric, an accomplished pianist that performs with the New York Philharmonic, makes a cameo appearance on “Momma’s Gone”.

While “It’s a Complicated Life” paints a rich picture of the rural west, at its heart it is an ode to the human experience; joyful, weary, and bittersweet, buoyed by an unshakable hope for what tomorrow brings. “This is an album about where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going, these are universal stories,” says Dave. “We really hope people find themselves wrapped up in this music much the way we’re wrapped up in our complicated mid-forties, family raising lives.” Sit back, grab yourself a cup of tea – or something a little stronger – and take this record for a spin. You’ll find you’re already a part of the family, bonded by melody and intrigued about what comes next.

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Location

6/27/2024Free Cycles
Missoula, MT
6/28/2024Summerfest
Sandpoint, ID
6/29/2024LIve at Andre's
Nine Mile Falls, WA
7/04/2024Town of Ranchester
Ranchester , WY
7/12/2024 - 7/14/2024Brownville Concert Hall
Brownville, NE
7/18/2024Frontier Brewing Company
Casper, WY
7/19/2024Steep Mountain Farm
Wellsville, UT
7/20/2024American Legion Park
Pinedale, WY
7/26/2024Music on the Square
Winter Park, CO
8/24/2024Great River Folk Festival
The Two Tracks Duo
La Crosse, WI
9/07/2024Bluegrass at the Bighorns
Sheridan , WY
9/17/2024The Grand Theater
Wausau, WI
9/18/2024Shank Hall
Milwaukee, WI
9/26/2024Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival
Custer, SD

“Renown for soaring vocal harmonies and adept musicianship. Cheers to Solitude maintains  the group’s tradition for thoughtful, literate songwriting and engaging vocals.” – RELIX MAGAZINE (read & watch video premiere)

“Great vocals, strong lyrics, and glorious harmonies.  More than anything, though, it’s the sheer joy of making music that comes through.” – GLIDE MAGAZINE (read more)

“Cheers to Solitude encapsulates the soul of roots music, delivered with a wide-open groove. The Two Tracks songs are gentle, thoughtful, ruminations on life.” – AMERICANAUK (read more)

“A brilliant, 10-song quasi-country album that unapologetically explores meaningful themes that mainstream Nashville eschewed long ago…warrants serious consideration for “best of 2020″ critics lists.” – THE BOZONE (read more)

“There is just enough twang in the music to make it country and just enough rock to make it interesting.” – NO DEPRESSION

“We appreciate acts like this that are without a doubt gifted at both songwriting and musicianship. Theirs is a rare gift; to draw listeners in like family, while providing hope in the midst of such uncertainty.”  EAR TO THE GROUND MUSIC

“The Two Track’s songs speak to our emotions, leaving us feeling good inside.”  – MAKING A SCENE (read more)

“The stories of Cheers to Solitude are an umbrella, sheltering a humanity weathering the same storms, feeling the same pain, and holding on to the same rush of joy.” – THE ALTERNATE ROOT

“Simple yet panoramic; folky yet danceable.” – KBAC RADIO FREE SANTA FE