WNC Original Music – 237: Ep 164 Couldn’t Be Happiers pt 1

by WNC Original Music
Couldn’t Be Happiers stop by to talk about music and get some very ineffective couples counseling
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The Couldn’t Be Happiers are a married, songwriting alt-country/Americana duo from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Jordan Crosby Lee (guitar and vocals) is a born again North Carolinian originally from Texas. His love of Texas music still runs deep, and his conversational songwriting style is redolent of Robert Earl Keen and Bruce Robison.  North Carolina native Jodi Hildebran Lee (drums, harmonica, and vocals) brings a more traditional/bluesy country dressing to their sound. Her voice is bold, brilliant, and hair-raisingly beautiful. Their sound is uniquely their own, but if a comparison must be made, think Violent Femmes meets Johnny & June. They cover everything from their love for each other to the rueful life of a Sasquatch hunter. The lyrics are nuanced, funny, and purposeful.
The duo’s first full-length album, “Songs for Butchie,” is out now in three volumes. The album is named in honor of Jordan’s late father, John Lee, who passed away on November 3, 2020, from a rare brain cancer.  “Butchie” was undoubtedly the band’s biggest fan, and his faith in Jordan and Jodi is what drove them to finally write and release this album.  Melissa Clarke, Ph.D., of Americana Highways called their music on this album “witty and entertaining, even as the lyrics weave in serious topics to consider.”
They also just wrapped filming a commercial for a fancy ad agency, but they can’t talk about it until it comes out almost a year from now…but, they are super stoked about it.  They also got a few songs into a sync library in 2022, so they’ve got their fingers crossed they might show up somewhere on your TV or computer soon…


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