If you were to write an intro for “Things Are Gonna Be Alright” before it played on the radio, what would you want listeners to know about the song?

No matter what you are going through in life, you can get through it with the love and support of family and friends. Things are going to be alright. I wrote this song about my own personal health struggles before the pandemic hit, and it’s taken on a new meaning… It’s a message that we all need to hear at some point in life. – Shane

Presave Things Are Gonna Be Alright

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A childhood memory involving music for both families?

I vividly remember every time there would be a thunderstorm (which is often in Oklahoma) when I was in elementary school, my dad would put on “The Thunder Rolls” by Garth Brooks. Thunderstorms and Garth just went hand in hand in our house. – Maggie

My dad always played guitar and sang songs in our house…Beatles to Ry Cooder to Muddy Waters… music was always playing. – Shane

An achievement you each are especially proud of?

I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to perform at Madison Square Garden a few years back for the Holiday Halftime show for the NY Knicks. It was an incredible experience and I’m very proud of us for making the most of that awesome opportunity. – Maggie

My dad took me to see the B.B. King Blues Festival tour when I was 12-13. I got to See B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt and Jonny Lang perform. It inspired me to really get serious about guitar playing and music. In 2002 at 19 years old, I booked the opening slot of the B.B. King Festival Tour. It was a wild surreal moment for me, and I’m so proud of it! – ShaneFavorite book you’d each recommend?

I read a lot of inspirational books and would recommend Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell. – Maggie

Mindset is everything – Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – Shane
 
Outside of music, what are you each most passionate about?

I love restoring Classic Trucks – I’m currently working on a 1965 Chevy C10 and a 1959 Chevy Apache. – Shane

I’m passionate about baking and making new creations in the kitchen. – Maggie

We have a collection of _____.

Shane has a collection of classic trucks – 1959 Chevy Apache, 1965 C10, 1955 Chevy Stepside.

Our dream vacation is _____ because _____.

Our dream vacation is going to Hawaii because we’ve never been and have always wanted to visit.

Can you share 12 songs that have influenced your lives and careers?

Shane: “Thrill is Gone” – B.B. King

Shane: “Wildflowers” – Tom Petty

Shane: “Gravity” and “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” – John Mayer

Shane: “Couldn’t Stand The Weather” and “Crossfire”- Stevie Ray Vaughan

Shane: “Something” – The Beatles

Shane: “Turn Around” – David Ryan Harris

Maggie: “I Will Remember You” – Sarah McLachlan

I have been a Sarah McLachlan fan for as long as I can remember. My dad took me to a charity auction when I was 13 where we won a signed album from her, and I remember being SO excited. This same year I decided to sing her song, “I Will Remember You” at the school talent show. That was my first time singing in front of an audience larger than my living room. I was scared to death but loved it just as much. This song and moment set me on my path as a performer. Shane took me to see Sarah at the Santa Barbara Bowl a few years ago, and it was magical. I would love to collaborate with her someday.

Maggie: “Hotel Paper” – Michelle Branch

In high school, I was OBSESSED with Michelle Branch and covered almost all of her songs at live shows. This song, “Hotel Paper,” really resonated with me as I was exploring writing some of my first songs at this time and could really relate with what she was saying in this song. Also, the idea of someone just a little older than me doing what I wanted to do was very inspiring to me. Her music had a huge impact on me. Shane and I went to see Michelle in LA a few years ago, and we got to meet her. I’m excited she’s back at it.

Maggie: “Yesterday” – The Beatles

I remember the first time I heard this song as a child and being overcome with a sense of beautiful nostalgia and sadness all in one. What an amazing melody, chord progressions, lyrics, instrumentation, delivery. Just, WOW. As I got older and experienced breakups as a teen and young adult, the song took on a new meaning. “Yesterday” will always tug on my heart strings. Shane and I had the opportunity to hear Paul McCartney live a few years back in Tulsa, and it was one of the most amazing concerts I’d ever experienced. His stamina and stage presence was unlike anything I’d ever witnessed. Of course my heart melted when he played “Yesterday.”

Maggie: “When You Say Nothing At All” Alison Krauss

I was first exposed to “When You Say Nothing At All” in elementary school. Alison Krauss’s voice is so special and distinct. I think that’s what immediately caught my attention. The message of this song really resonated with me and still does to this day.

Maggie: “If I Ain’t Got You” – Alicia Keys

As soon as this song came out, I was hooked. The piano intro grabbed me from the first second. This was/is the type of song I like to write. As a young lady playing, I learned how to play “If I Ain’t Got You” and started playing it at shows (I can still pull it out today) and to me it’s one of Alicia Keys’ best songs. Alicia is a force. I would love to hear her live and have the chance to collaborate with her as well.  

Maggie: “Something To Talk About” – Bonnie Raitt

How can you not love Bonnie Raitt? Her song “Something To Talk About” was on one of my favorite karaoke tapes as a kid and that’s how I first heard about her. The older I got the more I learned about her. She’s had such an amazing career and is a huge inspiration. Shane and I had the chance to see her live when our friend Ricky Peterson was playing keys for her in Tulsa a few years back. What a show! And we got to meet her afterward. She’s one of the kindest celebrities I’ve ever met.

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