-There’s a sweet, harmonic core to this song that’s sure to put a smile on a lot of faces. The encouraging, optimistic message is about finding hope in the midst of dark times. I really appreciate the sweet acoustic style at the core of the track. The combination of the two voices blend for a delightful sound overall.” - Greg Jones

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Louder Than The Music

Texaanse meerstemmigheid, met een beetje First Aid Kit en The Head en the Heart”


-The lyrics are crisp, reminding me of something that could have come out of Simon and Garfunkel or CSNY. It definitely holds that kind of historic weight in my mind. The song is endearing and engaging. Both vocalists are worthy as soloists, but when they come together for harmonies it’s really something special. This is what folk music can be when it’s done with the right spirit.”

Ear To The Ground Music

A series of shows featuring 12 hand-picked local bands at several of DFW’s favorite venues and craft beer spots”


Philip and Loren want you to believe in the hope that the impossible is possible. Mountains of adversity can be thrown into the sea.”

Klyde Warren Park

Philip Pappas, from The Mountain Natives, said, “Whether it’s woodworking, coffee or tacos, it’s done with an Abilene spirit. We’re thankful to be a small part of that coming from Dallas/Fort Worth.””

ACU Optimist