Ryan and I had our first conversation on the theatre booth outside of The House of Blues in West Hollywood. I believe it was sometime during 2008. Ryan had my favorite phone that I used to have while living in New York, the baby LG flip phone and that was what our first conversation was about.
Ryan and Kaylee are the siblings behind The Native Sibling. I have seen them grow from the beginning and I'm really thrilled to share this session with you! Ryan and Kaylee are two of our closest friends are we are hoping to be able to visit them at there new hometown of Seattle pretty soon. There voices and feeling is so magical. Kaylee even sings in her sleep. She spent a night at the yellow house and I woke up by her singing in her dreams.
For now, Please enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments!
About The Native Sibling:
It’s a cliché that often you must travel the furthest distance only to discover what was right under your nose all along. Yet this was precisely the experience of Ryan and Kaylee Williams, who together form the Santa Cruz brother-sister duo, The Native Sibling.
Growing up beside the inspiring backdrop of the Santa Cruz mountains, Ryan and Kaylee shared a childhood blessed by a nurturing family, but also marred by the tragedy of their mother’s death just five years ago. They credit her for instilling in them a passionate spirit and a love of music.
After releasing their first EP, recorded by a close friend in Santa Monica, the duo toured up and down the coast, which served to tighten their bond and hone their abilities. In an effort to build upon their momentum, they started a Kickstarter campaign and sought out New York producer Daniel Mendez (Noah Gundersen, Dashboard Confessional, Heart) to make their first full-length album. Ryan and Kaylee took a leap of faith and holed up at Mendez’ Brooklyn studio for a full two months. Fortunately, it was the precise chemistry they had been looking for. As Ryan explains, "Daniel listened to what we do naturally, found the best parts and brought them to the forefront of this album. He gave us the perspective to realize what we are capable of creating. I'll never forget him saying, ‘If I do my job right, nobody will know I was even here.’”
All Field Of Gold Sessions are recorded live in a field at Sunset. This one was pretty special cause we had my lovely friend Sanna help out while pregnant with Tristan.
The Native Sibling released their full-length debut, Letters Kept To Ourselves, in June of 2014.