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(Written in the Liner Notes of His Gospel Album, The Love of God)
"Listen close to the background voices on 'In The Sweet By And By.' You'll hear the unique harmonies of country duo Winfield's Locket. They -- like me -- have been influenced by gospel music from a very early age. The sisters have a sound based on the
way they layer their harmonies, the timbre of their voices, and
the way they phrase. I was so glad we could find a moment to share on this album. This has always been one of my favorite songs, and if it wasn't before, it is now."
CMA Close Up
(Official Publication of the Country Music Association)
“Start with sibling synchronicity. Add plenty of talent, parceled out individually to both Brooke and Leslie Martin. For final sweetening, place them in Denham Springs, La., where they could grow up in a musically diverse milieu of old-school gospel, swampy blues, Southern rock, straight-ahead Country and whatever else wafted in their direction from nearby New Orleans. What do you get? The answer lies in the self-titled debut of Winfield’s Locket, the nom de tune embraced by the Martin sisters in the studio and onstage.
Their history as collaborators stretches back to when they were both around 4 years old, and you can hear it in their sure-handed craftsmanship. The diversity in their taste is evident, too, from the deep-fried slide guitar on ‘Worth the Drive’ to the urgent blend of prickly banjo and electric guitar power chords on their first single, ‘Save Yourself.’ That track, written by both sisters and Paul Sikes, fits the pattern established throughout Winfield’s Locket of alternating solo and harmonized vocals with equal ease in every setting.
They draw unexpectedly from Celtic ballad tradition on ‘In a Letter,’ saunter through the R&B feel and a cappella vocal hook of ‘Is This Ever Gonna End’ and push more assertively on the ones that slam harder…where both elements coexist, as in the intimate verses and punchier triplet beats on the chorus of ‘No Place to Hide,’ they tie it all together with little apparent effort but plenty of soul.”
WINFIELD'S LOCKET FEATURED ON
KENNY ROGERS' GOSPEL ALBUMS,
THE LOVE OF GOD, FAITH (UK) + KENNY'S GAITHER RELEASE, AMAZING GRACE
WL joins Kenny on "In the Sweet by and by"
ARTIST RED CARPET ARRIVALS, FASHION SHOW, MUSIC, MARKETPLACE, LIFESTYLE EXHIBITS, + MORE ADDED TO FAN FAIR HALL DURING CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NASHVILLE
Scotty McCreery, William Lee Golden, Bryan White, Lauren Alaina, Winfield's Locket, Chris Young and more added to the 2012 CMA Fest Fan Fair Hall.
We met with fans from many countries,
signed for hours and had a blast!
SEE THE PICTURES BELOW!!
(Founder of Roughstock.com for 101 Distribution)
“If an artist has crafted something that's on par (or better than) what major labels would be putting out themselves, why not pick up a self-financed and released recording? There are plenty of examples of artists with recordings that are mainstream-ready or 'critical' favorites with recordings that present the artists as they truly want to be presented on record…The same thing can be said for a duo called Winfield's Locket. They have produced an album with their management company (Kenny Rogers' Dreamcatcher Entertainment) and it is another fine example of something that could add to country's mainstream.”
Robert K. Oermann
(Music Row Magazine)
“For a DisCovery Award, you can’t do much better than Winfield’s Locket…get it (their CD). The track [“Worth The Drive”] is echoey and enchanting. Their vocals are fierce and fine. The Middle-Tennessee local traffic directions are ultra cool: ‘I’m a little bit
hard to find…but I’m worth the drive.’”
WINFIELD'S LOCKET TO APPEAR ON KENNY ROGERS' FORTHCOMING ALBUM, ONCE AGAIN IT'S CHRISTMAS
Look for the album out this Fall! More details to come soon.