Originally a husband and wife duo, it quickly became apparent to the lead singers of “Two Way Crossing,” Jenny and Blake that their band was there for much more then tour support. Now re-branded as a band, “Two Way Crossing” has had both chart and tour success. We got the chance to interview lead singer, Jenny Marvin in this fun Q&A. Read below to find out more about “Two Way Crossing!”
How did you get started in the music industry?
“Music actually fell into our lap. I had a bit more of a pop sound while Blake had always sang more country. After we met, we joined together to create a pop-country sound, which lead to the forming of Two Way Crossing.”
How did Jenny and Blake meet?
“Blake and I met at a coffee shop in Colorado after being introduced by a friend. We met Jarron at our first show in Nashville, where I was actually helping sell merch for a friend. We met Kevin a week later when we were looking for a guitar player. After getting to know these guys, everything about them made us sure that we were more than “Jenny and Blake”. We, together, all became Two Way Crossing. These guys are my family and I couldn’t be happier.”
How was the rest of the band formed?
“All four of us grew up playing music. From an early age, and into our teenage years, we all knew music was something we wanted to focus on primarily. We just didn’t know we would all meet and want to work on our dreams together as a team.”
What inspires your music?
“Honestly, everyone in our lives plays a part in our music. From friends and their breakups to struggles with people in our lives. Our goal is for our music to always be able to connect with everyone that hears it.”
How did “Gettin Sun” come about?
“This is a funny story to tell. We actually wrote “Gettin’ Sun” in the middle of a snowstorm in Minnesota. We were all freezing and just wanted to be out in the sun with a corona in our hand. However, we used our imagination of a warm season to push us to write this song. Thank goodness we did because the second we finished writing it, we knew it was our next single to release.”
What can we expect from you in the future?
“We have a new song that we just wrote called “Speakeasy” that will absolutely be our next one to release. We keep teasing it to fans at shows and it has become one of our favorites to sing. Seeing all the great feedback has us spending tons of time in the studio so we can get it ready for release, so be on the lookout for it!”
What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned while touring?
‘We’ve learned quite a bit, actually. But I think the most significant lesson would have to be the fact that we cannot control everything. We’ve had to learn to let go of some things, like flat tires, bus break downs and so on, and realize it’s just all part of this grand adventure we’re on, and one day, every struggle will have been worth it.”
What’s the hardest thing about being on the road?
“Being away from friends and family, is definitely the hardest part; but, being on stage and hearing our fans sing along makes it all worth it. Getting to perform at Country Stampede with Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and so many talented others definitely makes things a bit easier when we are living on the road.”
What’s a day in your Two Way Crossing’s life like?
“Usually it involves Blake, Jarron and Kevin doing something ridiculous and me sitting in the background catching it on film which is always fun to look back on when we get back home. If people got to spend as much time with these boys as I do, you learn to laugh at just about everything and try not to take things so seriously.”
Do you have any advice for up and coming artists?
“Don’t give up. There are days that you will absolutely want to. But in the end, we all know that even with our struggles pushing for this dream, we can make this dream a reality. The harder we continue to work, the more doors keep opening, like Country Stampede. So all in all, our advice is to keep pushing through the tough days.”
Do you have a final message you’d like to share with your fans?
“Thank you. We are truly blessed, and we know that. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t get to wake up every day to make music. I can promise that will always be at the forefront of our minds because all of the fans make this dream happen and we would never have gotten this far without all of you. We will continue playing as long as all of the fans are listening.”