Today marks a new feature on saneteachers.com. Saneteacher’s Got Talent! will focus on incredible people who are incredibly talented in their area of specialization. Music of all genres, authors, singers, comedians and anyone else in whom I think you would be interested.
I’m thrilled to showcase Us The Duo, whom I saw last week as they opened for Pentatonix at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. Michael and Carissa Alvarado are social media phenomes, but I knew very little about them before this concert, which says a lot about me, not them. But I am now a huge fan, which says a lot about them, not me.
It’s sounds mushy to say I love every song of theirs, but I love every song of theirs. This is why:
Totally cool, innovative, pure, fun, original……and….that’s why.
If you hear me say that I interviewed them, well, it would be a wild exaggeration. The conversation took place in the lobby of the hotel at Mohegan Sun as they were getting ready to leave and I was going up to my room after breakfast. It went something like this.
Me: Would you mind taking a picture with me?
Carissa: Oh that would be fine, of course.
Me: Or am I being too intrusive?
Hellooooooo……..How could they say anything but yes?? What’s wrong with me?
Carissa and Michael (very graciously): No, that’s fine!
So I have this lovely reminder of a wonderful concert and the graciousness of a musical couple who, early one morning, allowed a fan a moment of pleasure with a lifetime memory.
Note to self: When my mother used to tell me not to go out without my hair done, this is why.
Michael and Carissa Alvarado, Us The Duo, are a singing and songwriting couple from Southern California. I can’t give justice to their pics, songs, videos, bio, etc here, so I’ve included a link above to their official website. The videos are from their YouTube channel. You can find them on Twitter @UsTheDuo and on Facebook and many other social media sites.
Their newest album Just Love is available now via everywhere, but especially on their website and facebook page.
I will leave you with another video from this super-talented couple. Another song from their concert that I fell in love with.
Saneteacher’s Got Talent! Featuring #ustheduo