The Reliques (pronounced, “relics”) formed as a folk duo of singer-songwriters from the heartbeat of the hill country – Austin, TX. Friends from college, Sarah Monteen and Sarah Dossey of The Reliques set out to create a sound that was both memorable and wholesome, while adding surprising musical elements such as mandolin, harmonica, and looped rhythms in live performance. Singing two-part harmonies throughout their set while holding onto an acoustic feel, the band is oftentimes compared to Nickelcreek, Sandra McCracken, and Feist.
The Reliques aim to create an honest relationship with their audience, fostering real life conversation about faith through their music. According to their profile on MySpace, the girls are nearly as serious about getting to know their fans as they are about their music:
“We would like to take this time to extend a warm hand of gratitude and a great hug to you,” they say, “for choosing us as a trusted friend. We hope to grow with you and learn with you and eat and drink with you as well.”
As Christians in the music business, the duo seeks, above all, to be honest and sometimes frank with their songs. Instead of latching onto surface-level ideals and phrases, The Reliques live out the struggles and triumphs of faith in their music – getting to the very core of a life lived for Christ.