Low, the Handsome Family and Mates of State have made it work, now Big Harp is joining the ranks of husband-wife bands balancing catchy indie-rock songs with family duties.
Big Harp is the project of Chris Senseney (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Stefanie Drootin-Senseney (bass, backing vocals), who had a kid, got married, had a second kid and started a band, all within the past few years. Having recently signed to Nebraska label Saddle Creek, the duo has posted a video for the song “Everybody Pays,” recorded during an in-store appearance at the Saddle Creek Shop in Omaha.
It’s a simple, affecting tune built around Senseney’s rich voice, a full, round bass and a steady, subdued guitar pattern jangling in the background. You can download the song here.
Big Harp’s album, “White Hat,” is due Sept. 13.