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L.A.-based alternative country Americana duo Big Harp are comprised of husband and wife Chris Senseney and Stefanie Drootin. Both had been active in bands on the Omaha indie scene -- Senseney as part of the group Art in Manila while Drootin performed with the Good Life, Bright Eyes, Azure Ray, She & Him, and others -- when they met, fell in love, and began raising a family. Music was never far from the center of things, though, and the pair recorded a debut album, White Hat, with Rilo Kiley's Pierre de Reeder, over a three-day stint in L.A. The album appeared in the fall of 2011 from Saddle Creek Records and was critically lauded for its low-key, intimate approach and poignant songwriting. While in the middle of touring, the band cut its second record, Chain Letters, which evidenced a more electric, ragged sound that stood in sharp contrast to the more pastoral leanings of their debut. The set was released in January of 2013. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi