Sometimes life takes you in a direction you might not expect. Maybe it's chance, or maybe it's some sort of divine intervention, but the results can be amazing when you follow your heart. That's what happened to Dwight Baker and Patricia Lynn of The Wind and the Wave.
As an Austin, Texas based platinum producer/engineer/songwriter, Dwight Baker is no stranger to success in the music industry. He has worked with Kelly Clarkson, Brandi Carlile, Bob Schneider, Blue October, David Archuleta and others, and his studio (Matchbox-Studios) is one of the hottest recording facilities in Austin.
And vocal powerhouse/songwriter Patricia Lynn might be Austin's best-kept secret, having received critical acclaim with her work in previous bands.
So what would bring these two together to form a somewhat un-likely duo and forge a new direction for themselves? It goes back to the core of every musician's being: sometimes you just know it's right, and have no choice but to go where the music leads you.
"We wrote one song together and we really had a blast. And we really liked each other and hanging out, so we just continued to do it with no plans of becoming a band," says Baker. "Believe me, I hadn't been on the road in eight years and had zero plans of getting back out there. But we made a record that we love and we had to."
Lynn adds, "We were just writing to write, then half-way through it dawned on us that we had to perform these songs live. It was the only way we could see these songs realized."
And people are indeed starting to realize the music that defines The Wind and the Wave. The duo is currently on the road with our good friends in Plain White T's and with record label buzz all around them, we are quite sure we will be hearing a lot more from The Wind and the Wave very soon.
Epiphone's Don Mitchell caught up with Dwight and Patricia in Nashville, Tennessee just before their show at the legendary 3rd and Lindsley Bar & Grill on July 20, 2013.
Visit The Wind and the Wave on-line at www.thewindandthewave.com or on facebook.com/thewindandthewave. Follow The Wind and the Wave on Twitter at @TheWindTheWave, Patricia Lynn at @pattykinskins and Dwight Baker at @dwightabaker.