Roscoe and Etta are the cranky old guitars Maia Sharp and Anna Schulze used to write their “self-titled” new album Roscoe & Etta.
Maia Sharp has had her songs recorded by The Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Keb’ Mo’, Cher, Edwin McCain, David Wilcox, Art Garfunkel, Paul Carrack, Lisa Loeb, Lizz Wright, Terri Clark and more. She has produced Edwin McCain, Art Garfunkel and American Idol finalist, Crystal Bowersox and co-produced Edwin’s “Walk With You” with Grammy-winning producer Don Was. Through it all, Maia has recorded seven solo releases and one collaborative project with Art Garfunkel and Buddy Mondlock that have each been critically acclaimed and embraced by press and radio leading to appearances on Mountain Stage, Acoustic Cafe, World Cafe, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” CBS Early Morning and the Today Show.
At the age of 26, Anna Schulze is a multi-faceted songwriter, artist, and producer who has had her songs featured in the Oscar-winning documentary Icarus, Carmelo Anthony’s This Is Melo, and MTV’s Awkward. She has five solo releases, the latest of which, Pickford Market, was featured on Morning Edition, The Current and Buzz Bands LA and was coined by No Depression Journal as “genuine, dynamic, and insightful.” Anna learned her way around the studio working under producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Tegan and Sara, Paramore) and Grammy-winning producer Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry).
Between the two of them, Maia and Anna have opened for and/or performed with Bonnie Raitt, The Beach Boys, Art Garfunkel, Patty Griffin, Keb’ Mo’, Rodney Crowell, Jonatha Brooke, David Wilcox, The Mavericks, Edwin McCain, Lizz Wright, Richard Thompson, Dar Williams and Pat Benatar and somehow these varying experiences come together to make perfect sense.
Influences: Liz Phair, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Gillian Welch, Sufjan Stevens, The Civil Wars