From Seattle, Washington The Two Tides is a folk duo and band formed by singer / songwriters Maddy Smith & Sarah O’Dea. They bring strong lyrics to life with their rich harmonies and emotive melodies, blending contemporary folk, jazz and soft rock.
In early 2018 singer / songwriters Maddy Smith and Sarah O'Dea formed a duo.
Maddy Smith was raised in Washington state on classical and folk music. Cello was her first instrument. When she picked up the guitar eight years ago, it was meant to be. Becoming an avid songwriter she has composed 200 + originals to date, inspired by folk and jazz artists such as Brandi Carlile, Joni Mitchell and Etta James. Maddy was named Best Folk artist of 2016 by Bellingham, WA's Whats Up! Magazine.
Sarah O'Dea grew up playing piano, trumpet, guitar and studied classical voice for 4 years. She began writing songs at the age of 15 and is shaped by many genres (rock, folk, Motown), she has developed her own form of Americana-folk in her music. Both a musician and a traveler, she has performed in U.S cities such as Chicago (IL), Hilton Head Island (SC) and Carrboro (NC), and European cities such as Prague (CZ), Dublin, London and Brighton (UK).
Since meeting, they have taken to the Seattle music scene under their duo name The Two Tides, sharing their sound of layered harmonies that highlight their composing abilities and musical strength. In 2019 they debut their full band with bassist Jesse Gallaway and drummer Max Burton.