By Wil Crews
The Sound Wall in Opelika is hosting Americana duo Goldpine (formerly known as My One and Only) on May 12, with the concert starting at 7 p.m.
The evening promises to provide bold harmonies, honest melodies and behind-the-music stories from the duo as they spread their Southern-soul and curious grit.
Digging deeper into the music, Goldpine delivers emotionally-honest lyircs that will bid listeners to wander through hidden scenes in their lives. Accompanied by raw, vintage guitars (with some family history), the duo’s bold harmonies exude a sound that only decade-long lovers could discover.
“I love these guys,” said Grammy Award-nominated Producer Andrija Tokic. “If their fun upbeat songs don’t seal the deal for you, their never ending onslaught of bold harmony is undeniable.”
Uncovering the pursuits of purpose and love, with the triumphs therein, and exposing the pains of severed relational connections, “My One And Only” reaches into the expanses of their hearts to bring up lyrics that will cause you to wonder if they have been reading your diary. The stories behind many of those lyrics have also been known to find their way to the microphone during their live performances.
Finalists in the Kerrville Folk Fest 2021 New Folk Competition, and Nashville Music Row Magazine’s “Discovery Award” winner (acclaimed critic Robert K. Oermann), this raw Americana act has honed their sound through years of touring and writing, as well as extending their reach into audio production and engineering. “My One And Only” has also done two tours in Uganda, Africa, leading up youth conferences in conjunction with Benjamin House Ministries, who works to restore runaway children with their families.
In 2019, the duo was a NewSong Songwriting Competition Top 3 finalist; a performer at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival and Muscle Shoals Songwriter Festival (2021, also; and most recently performed at the 30A Songwriting festival in 2022.
Tickets are $20 and can be found at www.thesoundwallopelika.com/events/goldpine-formerly-my-one-and-only