Maranda Mae, rhythm guitar, harmonica and vocals     
   Rich Edwards, lead guitar, drums/percussion and vocals

 Based out of New Braunfels, Texas, the The Texas Duet
  is a unique 2 piece act.  With Maranda on rhythm guitar, harmonica
  and vocals and Rich on lead guitar, drums/percussion and vocals,
  they are a full band. No prerecorded backing tracks or digital loops,
  they do it all, keeping the overhead down and playing more shows.
  From bluegrass to country to honky tonk, The Texas Duet is keeping it real.

   Rich and Maranda are hometown sweethearts born in the
  Catskills Mountains of Eastern New York State, they lived less than
  a mile down the road from each other.  As friends and neighbors,
  they grew up together but who knew that they would get married 
  and leave that small town to pursue a music career.

 Rich was influenced by the urban cowboy sounds of Johnny Lee
  and Mickey Gilley and the honky tonk outlaws, Waylon Jennings
  and Hank Jr., while Maranda grew up singing gospel in her
  grandfather’s church and was influenced by the more traditional
  country music like Randy Travis and Reba McEntire.  

 Together they started performing in the local beer joints of upper
  New York State, but soon decided they wanted more.  So they
  packed up their dreams, loaded their guitars and headed for
  Nashville, TN.  After a few years of playing the Nashville bars and
  honing in on their own style, their music led them to Texas.
  Blending traditional country, honky tonk and bluegrass they have
  found their niche in the Americana scene.  

 Although Maranda has been known to write a song here and
  there, Rich is more the songwriter of the two. “I don’t consider
  myself a sophisticated writer, simple songs simply about life, living,
  loving, losing.”  

 Maranda’s sweet and melodic vocals and smooth harmonies
  combined with Rich’s throwback honky tonk, sometimes lonesome
  sound, the duo has found their place in the Texas music scene.