Enjoy free music throughout the summer presented to you by The Alamosa Live Music Association and Viaero Wireless. Sundays at Six continues on August 15 with Companion. Identical twin sisters Jo and Sophia Babb bring wise, emotive lyrics and immaculate, perfectly-matched vocal harmonies to Companion. Writing about themes of new growth and the natural beauty around them, their music has received warm reception across the UK, Europe, and the US. Companion’s upcoming album, Second Day of Spring, chronicles the sisters’ transition from youth to young womanhood, from grief to happiness, recovery to self discovery – narrating the first chapter of the rest of their lives. Second Day of Spring comes amidst an isolating pandemic, political unrest, and emotional turmoil across the world. It offers songs of healing, growth, and transformation – needed now more than ever.
Companion has fought hard for happiness. At just 23-years-old, identical twin sisters Sophia and Jo had faced a decade of darkness. Then they built lighthouses. Companion’s debut album, Second Day of Spring, is a towering beacon: a victorious indie-folk record that further introduces two brilliant songwriters who are also mesmerizing singers, using voices that feel light and weighted gazes that see clearly to offer the rest of us comfort in treacherous corners. “A lot of this album is rooted in healing from familial hurt,” says Sophia. “There are songs about marriage and healing from mistrust. Family ties that have been broken.” Hope cracks through early songs on the album, like grass growing in sidewalks, before sprawling out into lush meadows by the end of the record. Acoustic guitar is a constant companion for the twins’ natural harmonies, joined at turns by standout guests ranging from viola to organelle to trumpet to piano. Sophia and Jo were homeschooled and raised on about nine farmland acres just outside of Norman, Oklahoma. Their lives changed abruptly at 13, when their father, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease, took his own life. “I am not afraid of telling people that my dad killed himself,” explains Sophia, calmly. “Mental health is such an undervalued issue that’s not talked about enough – so we talk about it through our writing.” The loss pushed the girls to write. “I started playing guitar at 14, and we started writing together at 14 or 15,” Jo says. “It came pretty naturally, but as siblings, there was friction.” The tension made the songs even better. Learn more about the band at https://companionband.com/.
Sundays at Six 2021 is generously sponsored by:
City of Alamosa, Colorado Realty, Comfort Inn & Suites of Alamosa, Community Foundation of the San Luis Valley, Crestone Eagle, Eclipse Property Management, El Pomar, Energy Resource Center, Extreme Graphics, Jay Meyer State Farm, Kenneth King Foundation, KRZA, RG Bank, Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation, SLV Federal Bank, SLV Health, Sports Print Plus, Valley Courier, Valley-Wide Health Systems, Viaero Wireless, Visit Alamosa, Wall, Smith & Bateman, Xcel Energy Foundation