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Nancy Reinhold and Marjorie Richards write songs full of insightful and thought-provoking lyrics. Their exquisite vocal harmonizing draws you into their world, exposing everything from the raw funny edges of life to the deepest corners of the heart. It is the combination of their richly textured voices, solid backing guitar, incisive lyrics and ability to make a personal connection with their audience that make them dynamic and accessible performers. Though relatively new to performing together, they share the stage like two old friends making their audiences feel equally at home. And this makes sense because they each have solid musical careers behind them.

"Reinhold spins exquisite melodies knotted with poetry that casts a spell" - Sing Out Magazine

"There is a purity in Marjorie Richards' voice that reaches into your heart, grabs you and doesn't let go until the last beautiful note has faded. " - the Performing Songwriter magazine

"Nancy Reinhold is the best of the best in writing and singing a love song" - Patio Records

"Marjorie's music is hearfelt. She has an immediate rapport with the listener, honest vocals and great musical delivery" - Kelly Wright, KMTT (AAA) 103.7 (Seattle)

Nancy Reinhold

Nancy Reinhold is perhaps most well known as one of Canada's Wyrd Sisters, the thrice Juno (Canada's Grammy) Award-nominated band she co-founded in 1991 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As the primary songwriter and lead vocalist/guitar player for The Wyrd Sisters, Nancy has performed numerous times at every major Folk Festival in Canada and twice at the Kerrville Folk Festival, one of the oldest and best-known in the US.

With the Wyrds, Reinhold has toured down the west coast of the United States and extensively throughout Canada, including appearances with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra London in Ontario.

During Reinhold's tenure, The Wyrd Sisters were best known for their incisive lyrics and stellar vocals along with their ability to make a strong personal connection with their audiences. As band leader, Nancy was instrumental in creating the atmosphere that encouraged that connection as well as writing many of the bands' most memorable and touching songs.

In 2003, Nancy's writing was recognized in Country Music Television's Songwriting Contest with an Honorable Mention for her song "Back Into Your Arms". Her songs have appeared on compilation CDs including Prime CD's We Are Each Other's Angels, and the movie soundtrack for The Hanging Garden.

Marjorie Richards

Marjorie Richards writes songs that deeply move people. Vivid images layered through her lyrics render more like poetry than pop, on top of vocals that resonate in the deepest corners of the heart.

This may explain why Richards is consistently part of the top 10 finalists in the songwriting contests she enters. She has been a top 10 finalist in 13 national songwriting competitions including a first place win at Seattle's Lakefolk Fest where she walked away with a brand new Tacoma Guitar.

She has shared the stage with Kris Delmhorst, Louise Taylor, Anne Weiss, Erika Luckett, Annie Gallup, Daryl Purpose, Edie Carey, and Jamie Anderson, among others. She has opened for Catie Curtis, Sonia, Carrie Newcomer, David Roth, and Lucy Kaplansky.

Her debut CD, entitled, here, was selected by the Performing Songwriter magazine as one of their Top 12 Independent Recordings in 1997. This 13-song disc garnered outstanding reviews it has been played on nationally syndicated NPR radio and some AAA stations including Seattle's KMTT The Mountain.

She has toured up and down the West Coast, performed at the National Women's Music Festival in Indiana; the Rockrgrrl conference in Seattle; the South Florida Folk Festival; The Napa Valley Folk Fest; the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest and Telluride Emerging Songwriter showcases in Colorado. Interview at SongSpace