Meet TAMMY who say they are a “Sex folk band from wherever you want me to be”. Not sure what that means, but they make beautiful music.
TAMMY are in fact Aaron Mendelsohn and Brooke Backman, who met for the first time at a New York bar called Ioana, they possess the kind of undeniable chemistry that brings to mind some of the most beloved American folk duos, like Simon & Garfunkel and Dylan and Baez. Aaron’s bouncy acoustic riffs provide the perfect backdrop for Brooke’s sweet yet sultry, honey-soaked vocals, giving TAMMY its truly original and unforgettable sound.
Today, indie twosome TAMMY release their latest single, “Away For The Weekend”. Of the track, the band says, “‘Away’ is one of the first songs we ever played together. When we would play it at shows we’d always say we were playing our future hit single… In the TAMMY repertoire, we break most of our songs down into the categories of love songs, hate songs, and songs about making out.. this one, written before we conceived of those designations, doesn’t fit so neatly into any one of them. The subject is in love but it’s a hopeless kind of love, and in the end we don’t get the feeling that it’s come to fruition.”
Give a listen and just curl up with the awesome voice of Brooke. I’m sure you’ll be playing it on a repeat loop, as I am.
Away For The Weekend
This last song was released a month or two ago, and it also falls into the totally awesome category. I’m really digging this band and I really love that last line, awesome.
Hated It (With You)
As an aside, and maybe a hint to young Indie groups when they are coming up with names. The only thing I’m not fond off with this band is the name, I like the name Tammy (my daughter has that name) but searching YouTube gets so many hits, none of them what I am searching for. I think the majority of female country singers are Tammy Something.