The Wooden Wings is composed of two, young, female singer-songwriters, Cherie LeJeune and Molly Portier. When they met during the summer of 2006, they had no idea that they both shared a common love for one thing – music. After two years of phone calls and emails, the girls began collaborating on their original music, performing at local coffeehouses and open mics under the name The Wooden Wings. With Cherie living in Lafayette and Molly living in New Orleans, the three-hour distance has made it a challenge, hence the debut album title, 144 Miles.
144 Miles contains nine original compositions. The Wooden Wings create a unique sound, blending strong vocals and simple guitar progressions. Their debut album was recorded during a three day period in July of 2008 in Molly’s living room using Protools recording software, with the exception of “Whispers” and “Home.” The intent of the CD was to give the listener a feel of a live Wooden Wings performance.
When faced with the challenge of deciding upon a name for the duo, they were initially stuck. They wanted to pick something that would define them as a duo. Then it hit them. Cherie is a left-handed guitarist and Molly is a right-handed guitarist, creating the “wing effect.” So sit back, open your ears, and give their CD a listen.
It’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard before - they guarantee it.