Two Crows Joy is a musical duo presenting toe-tapping original Americana and rock by Russell Hosley. Celtic, Country and classic rock influences come together for a unique musical experience. Members include Russ on vocals, guitar and mandolin, and Jane Dunkin on vocals, fiddle, guitar and banjo. Our debut album, Hope & Truth & Dare, features12 of Russ's original compositions and was released January 15, 2015. We currently have over four hours of original music in our repertoire, and the variety often astounds audiences. It's just great music.
Had the pleasure of hearing Two Crows Joy at a fund raiser in Astoria Oregon last weekend and they are great! Fun upbeat music that you can dance to, yet not so loud that you can't have a conversation with friends! These guys would be great for many different types of events from private parties, to winery club member parties to open market (farmers market?) events. We plan to keep them in mind for future events for sure!
We love them at our wine bar, WineKraft in Astoria, OR.
We so enjoyed having Two Crows Joy play in DragonFire Gallery for our Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. Their music was a perfect complement to our brunch reception and we had a very positive response from our customers. We will enjoy having them play in the gallery in the future.
Two Crows Joy were very professional and easy to work with. They performed for a private event we had that was catered to sponsors and volunteers. I heard nothing but wonderful comments from the sponsors and volunteers about how much fun they had and how good the music was, making the night even more enjoyable and memorable. We will gladly have them back and highly recommend them for any event!
The Pacific City Farmers Market has been lucky enough to host Two Crows Joy on more than one occassion. Their music and smiles are always greatly received by our guests. The vendors and our market community love spending the day with them. Great band, great people!!
Response from Two Crows Joy:
Thank you, Dawn. We love our getaways to Pacific City!
Two Crows Joy was a pleasure to not only work with and listen to but they also were very helpful in getting the word out on their end with social media.
They are very professional and followed through even though they unexpectedly had to play 3 times longer than first planned because the other act was not able to get across the border and had to cancel his whole tour. I would recommend them without hesitation.
Response from Two Crows Joy:
It was a pleasure to work with you, Katie. We had a great evening all around and look forward to heading out to Willamina again. Thank you!
The Cannon Beach Farmers Market loves Two Crows Joy! We have heard SOO many positive comments about their amazing talent, from vendors, volunteers and visitors! Can't wait to have them back next season! Do not hesitate to invite them to your event! You will be glad you did!
Response from Two Crows Joy:
Thank you, Philomena. We had a great time playing at the market and look forward to summer 2016.
Price Range: Starting at $100/hr for duo +$35 travel
Gig Length: 120 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, German
What to Expect
The TCJ duo plays original music and select cover songs as loudly or quietly as desired. A corner in a restaurant works just as well as a stage in a larger venue, and as a duo we are able to squeeze into some very small spaces. We provide (and are often sought as) background music for the dinner crowd in a restaurant, though we do enjoy turning it up if circumstances allow. We adjust our set list to fit the event, the space and the crowd.
Two Crows Joy is the musical marriage of Russ Hosley and Jane Dunkin. They met in the summer of 2013 and began performing together for small audiences on the Oregon coast.
Russell James Hosley is an Oregon native from Grand Ronde. He learned guitar as a teenager and also began writing his first songs before he turned 20. As Russ Hosley he played lead guitar and sang with many successful Oregon bands over the years including Sunstone, New Dawn and 60’s Explosion. As an accomplished singer/songwriter, Russell James, he performs his original Americana, rock, folk and gospel as well as classic favorites from diverse genres together with Jane as Two Crows Joy.
His music was first influenced by classic rock artists like The Beatles and Led Zeppelin and subsequently by great songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Chris Knight and Steve Earl as well as traditional country greats like Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. Jane's love of Celtic fiddle further influenced his writing. His are songs of life, love, hope, frustration, faith and spirituality sung with his uniquely expressive voice.
Jane Dunkin grew up in Portland Oregon in a family that placed a high value on music education. She has played piano, clarinet and guitar, and found her love of the fiddle when her kids were in grade school. Since moving to the Oregon coast in 2007 Jane has played fiddle with several local bands. With lots of encouragement from Russ and other musician friends she also rediscovered her love of singing and grew into performing with Russ in many different roles (including dabbling in mandolin and banjo). Jane is also the amateur sound engineer, webmaster, publisher (Copy Girl Publishing), social media manager, band manager and booking agent.
The full Two Crows Joy band includes the talents of drummer, Dave Gager, who contributed the drum tracks for the album, and also bass player and multi-instrumental and vocal talent, Michael Simpson: Seriously talented musicians who are serious about good music.
Two Crows Joy's debut album, Hope & Truth & Dare, was released on Jan. 15, 2015.
Additional Booking Notes
We bring our own sound equipment if none is available (one electrical outlet required). Two chairs, one small table for the PA to sit on.
We need 7-8 inputs (2 XLR).
Past Booked Events
|November 28, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Sweet Basil's Cafe, Cannon Beach OR|
|November 14, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Culmination Brewing Co, Portland OR|
|November 07, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Cannon Beach OR|
|September 29, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cannon Beach Farmers Market, Cannon Beach OR|
Rest of My Days
Between the Lines
Outta My Mind
See You Tonight
Sometimes I Dream (Donnie's Song)
Looking for Grace
Devil on My Trail
It Could Have Been You
Try to Love Me
The Other Side
On the Inside
For a Minute There
You Don't Know Me
See You Tonight
Don't Look Back
I'll Come Back
Joy Crows Two
(above listed songs copyright Russell James Hosley)
Sample List of Cover Songs:
Love Grows Wild
Tear My Stillhouse Down
Out in the Rain
How I Got to Memphis
The Lucky One
Dream a Lil Dream
In the Beautiful Tomorrow
Knocking on Heaven's Door
When You Say Nothing At All
Fire on the Mountain
Gone Gone Gone
and many more...
Influences & Inspiration
Please see bio for Russ's musical and songwriting influences.
2 chairs, a small table for the PA (if we're using ours). That's it.
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