Original Sin can hatch a feet stomping chorus or a lulling ballad. The unassuming pair perform a soulful revival of traditional blues and gospel, dredged up from folk in the manner of Blind Willie Johnson and The Staple Singers. Then draw you in with sweet, mournful strains from Gillian Welch or Hank Williams and their originals, which roam from one style to the other and get caught up somewhere in between.
Home-grown and thriving on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It was Autumn, 2012, in the Gospel Garden, that Original Sin was conceived of a favoured misunderstanding. Supposition saw the Ariel and Jordan take to the stage together for the first time, with minutes to prepare. And amidst their genuine, jollying prattle, Ariel's authentic, unprocessed vocals woven with Jordan's tirelessly tangled guitar picking and true harmonies fated an abiding songful union.
Original Sin have now played hundreds of shows in pubs, bars, restaurants, at festivals, fundraisers, weddings and functions. The duo have joined Catherine Britt, Kasey Chambers and Harry Hookey as guest of Bill Chambers during the Chambers Sessions, played with Phil Emanuel and shared the bill with The Screaming Jets, Eurogliders, The Radiators and John Paul Young at Airlie Beach Musical Festival.
Original Sin have featured in documentary 'Heart of The Queen', 'dip into the life of Wanita, Australia's Queen of Honky Tonk as she navigates the Tamworth Country Music Festival, 14'. It features performances and interviews from The Re-Mains, Kasey Chambers, Original Sin and Buddy Knox.' The film premiered in the Best of Documentary Flicker Fest '15. And they have been heard on ABC radio, most recently guesting on Saturday Night Country with Catherine Britt.
Currently Original Sin play regularly in Newcastle, Sydney and on the NSW Central Coast and are bound-up in forging their next album. Their sought first album 'Easy Not Idle' was released September 2013 and is available online now.
Although America might seem a likely next target; on learning of crowds of intensely devoted country music fans from Osaka, Nagasaki, and Tokyo, visions hint to tour japan, get big there or at least have a great time. As the pair have said, what they hope to achieve with their music is 'to make us and other people happy, think about life, get better at writing songs, travel and meet good people. We have modest aspirations.'
With a young voice that seems to have travelled these parts many times before and fingers that reminisce a time and place far from us, comes a sound that sways the long grass with light restrain, yet so much power. The pair have been said to 'transport you back to the Mississippi Delta,' with their unencumbered, wholesome, performance founded on spirited guitar lines, vibrant melodies and sweet harmonies. Melding rightful old, old and their new prospect, they deliver something interestingly their own creation with familiar roots.
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