Inspired by the constant stream of earworms developed by such artistic empaths as Brandi Carlile and the Lumineers, the Rightly So’s Gregory Zeis and Jess Chizuk are the latest folk duo to hit the streets. Not all of them land, but we are willing to bet that these two are going to be standing tall along the likes of the Milk Carton Kids and Secret Sisters more than their efforts would ever be considered bunk. The Rightly So sound like successes with their strummy and sweet instrumental delivery melded together by the utter beacon that is their tantalizing harmonies.
They’re a duo whose chemistry is evident from the first moments of their opening number to the final moments of their last. It doesn’t come across as a surprise, then, that both of the artists are award winners. Albeit, you still can’t put two accomplished artists in a room and expect them to make music together that sounds as good as their other efforts. Real folk music relies on how heartfelt a delivery one could muster, and each individual project has to be taken on with more passion than even professionalism to come across to the average fan of folk music in the right way.
Luckily, Chizuk and Zeis are oozing with a type of compelling synergy that can only be found in real musical soulmates. One wouldn’t be remiss to wish that the Rightly So becomes both of their respective main projects as time passes on by. Given how utterly good their self-titled debut album is, we here at For Folk’s Sake are already endorsing them with two big thumbs up. Here’s to continued success for this fantastic New York duo!
You can find out more about the Rightly So via their official website.
Words by: Jonathan Frahm