Tania Elizabeth (of The Duhks) and Andy Stack met at a Prohibition-themed bar in NYC and connected over a love of blues and roots music. The pair, touring as The Stacks, sat down with Matt Watroba in Toronto during Folk Alliance for a chat about symbiotic relationships and the joys of music. Still in the excitement of the beginnings of their duo, they bring their favorite songs and songwriters to the mix. Hear the result and see videos captured with the help of Beehive Productions.
Tania Elizabeth‘s sound on the fiddle is unmistakable no matter what genre is playing. Her style reflects a young woman deeply rooted in Traditional music who isn’t afraid to take it to the edge. A co-founder of the Juno and Grammy-award winning band The Duhks, Tania has been a full-time touring musician since age 15 when she started her own record company, released two albums back-to-back and began touring internationally, all within two years.
Since he began playing covers at age 12 to earn tips in local coffee shops, Andy Stack has consistently struck a chord with his crowd. He formally started touring with a blues band when he was 15 years old, later attending SUNY Purchase for his musical training. With his guitar in hand, Andy has showcased his skills in festivals from Bonnaroo to the Toronto and Montreal Jazz Festivals and toured/recorded with such noted performers as Jonah Smith, Les Nubians, Duncan Sheik, Suzanne Vega and others.