Title: Long Way Home
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Ada/Wmg Pando Records
Genre: Country, Alt Country, Americana
Quality: Mp3/320 kbps
Total Time: 44:20
Total Size: 116 Mb
2. Real World
3. Long Way Home
7. Dance in the Rain
8. Bye Bye Love
9. This Time
10. Anything but Free
11. Wishes or Weeds
12. Just Fine
Facing West is an Alt Country Pop Duo. The duo is made up of sisters Caitlin and Sidney Powell. Their music features handcrafted, relevant songs and perfectly matched harmonies.
The girls started performing in South Carolina at the ages of 8 & 11. In 2013, the Powell family relocated to Evergreen, CO. The sisters quickly gained traction playing over fifty live shows in the Rocky Mountain Region in 2014. Their performances included the Taste of Colorado Festival, 98.5 KYGO’s Parker Days Festival, Buffalo Bill Days, the Durango Songwriters Expo, the National Anthem at the NBA Denver Nuggets Game, and many more.
In August of 2014, the Denver major media started to take notice of the girls talent. NBC/9 News aired a full segment with Emmy Award Winning Reporter Kyle Dyer. The segment was filmed at the Powell family home in the mountains just outside of Denver, which faces west towards 14,000 ft. peak Mt. Evans. This is the inspiration for the duo’s name.
In September of 2014, the girls were performing in a band contest for young artists. Scottie Flint, President of Pando Records in association with ADA/Warner Music was one of the judges. Mr. Flint was impressed enough to schedule a meeting to discuss management as well as developing the girls on his label. Flint and the Powell’s came to a management agreement, and he immediately put the girls in studio at Rusty Sun Audio to cut their first single “Anchor”. “Anchor” was written by older sister Caitlin, and is a song that sets the positive message the sisters are committed to sharing. The song is produced by Joshua Bertrand and Scottie Flint, mixed by Nick Nodurft, and mastered by Grammy Award winning David Glasser at Airshow in Boulder, CO.
In December of 2014, Pando Records signed the Powell sisters to a full recording contract, and so began a rocket ride. The sisters spent the next two months writing fourteen new songs with Producer Bertrand, filmed two music videos at Cherokee Ranch and Castle, all while continuing to play a number of shows including the Hard Rock Cafe. Facing West spent the month of February in studio with Flint and Bertrand recording their first LP titled “Long Way Home” which features twelve songs and will release in June.
To date, the Rocky Mountain Media has included: 9 News (Aired six segments), 2 News/Fox31, A live performance on the Ryno and Tracy morning show at 98.5 KYGO, USA Today, 5280 Magazine, AXS TV, Crave Magazine, NPR, and more. Facing West has an incredibly busy upcoming schedule which includes South by Southwest, Country Jam, Headwaters Country Jam, Heavenfest, Taste of Colorado Festival, and dozens of more.
The Facing West band is full of phenomenal musicians fully able to keep up with the girls’ mature talent. At just 13 and 16 years old, these grounded sisters are right where they want to be.Writing and performing their songs, and working towards careers in the music industry.