Marion Beckenstein (vocal, autoharp, keyboard) has sung extensively with Steve Reich and Musicians, the Philip Glass Ensemble, Music Before 1800 and the Long Island Baroque Ensemble, among others. She has been described by The New York Times as "pure and unflinching" - that is, her voice has. Bryan Brown (vocal, guitar) plays in the post-Nuggetist Shanghai Love Motel of New York City as well as sundry other pre-, post-, and non-Nuggetist ensembles. He has been described by The New York Post as "flinching with intent." The pair come by their repertoire via suburb bedroom, Appalachia, Hibernia, NYC, Saskatchewan, and too many other places to mention. Both reside near the top of the Manhattan Island.