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About the video
Barry and Holly Tashian, with Ross Sermons on bass, perform "The Promise",
from their latest CD, "Long Story Short".
About the artists
Barry & Holly Tashian are duet singers, songwriters and touring musicians who
have known each other since high school in Westport, CT. They have performed
and recorded together since 1972 as a duo, a trio (with bass) or a foursome
Recordings: The Tashians have recorded 7 albums with producer Jim Rooney.
In 1994 the National Association of Independent Record Distributors (NAIRD)
awarded their album "Straw into Gold" Country Album of the Year. In 1998 their
album, "Harmony" was nominated for Bluegrass Album of the Year by the
Nashville Music Awards. They have performed together on numerous TV and
radio shows, and at music festivals worldwide.
Their latest album, Long Story Short, is an eclectic blend of Americana styles, all
acoustic "toe tapping" duets and solos ranging from bluegrass to swing,
traditional country and even a touch of the blues.
Barry and Holly have also recorded with Tom Paxton, Charlie Louvin, Nanci
Griffith, Iris DeMent, Suzy Bogguss, and Delia Bell.
Songwriting: Barry and Holly have written for Kenny Rogers, Solomon Burke, Ty
England, Daniel O'Donnell, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Roland White, Kate
Brislin and Jody Stecher, and many others. They also offer workshops on song
writing and harmony singing wherever they perform.
Emmylou Harris's Hot Band: From 1980-1989, Barry was a member of Emmylou
Harris' Hot Band, appearing on countless television and radio shows as vocalist
and guitarist. He recorded 10 albums with Emmylou during this period. Before
that, he recorded with country rock innovator Gram Parsons on Gram's debut
Rock and Roll beginnings: Barry first won national attention at age 19 with his
legendary rock group, Barry & The Remains, recording an album on Epic
Records and appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show and Hullabaloo.