Based in Homosassa Springs, Florida, Chelsea Wells-Barrett, a native of Sopchoppy, Fla., and Emerson Wells-Barrett, of Austin, Texas, met while enrolled in the Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tn. There was an obvious connection between the two after their first performance together singing an Emerson original, "Big Red Fire", debuted as the second track on their album "Country/Folk".
Known for their harmonies, songwriting, and chemistry on stage, Gurf Morlix comments, "Well Worn Soles write, sing and play with consummate charm…”.
Singing with each other, their voices weave and twine with grace and humor. Favoring artists' styles such as George & Tammy, Johnny & June, and Loretta & Conway they often stray from the classic, vintage country genre to pick up songs by artists such as The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, and The Band. The chemistry between them is audible on first listen, the dynamic of their live performance obvious at first glance, their connection palpable.
Accompanying themselves on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, their gift of natural musicality and general love for music remains consistent through the years together. The music references vintage roots, the lyrics speak to age-old themes, and the language Wells-Barrett uses in his writing quickly endears itself to the listener.
Young folks; old souls. Meet Well Worn Soles.