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Three years ago the duo Peach & Quiet, aka Jonny Miller & Heather Read, reached out to the world from their log home on Canada’s West Coast with their debut album, Just Beyond the Shine. In a few short months, that record topped the folk and roots music charts in North America and had airplay around the world.

Reviewers raved, calling it “a basket of surprises’” ‘superb”, “sublime”, “utterly original." The album received praise across Canada, the U.S., Britain and Europe, and hit four best of the year lists. One of their songs “Flowers Grow” was even translated into Chinese. Just Beyond the Shine was also named BBC Scotland's Record of the Week.

Then the duo released their second album Beautiful Thing in early 2023, which debuted at #3 on the national folk charts, and stayed on the charts for a full year. This collection of 12 original songs has elements of Americana, blues, rock and overtones of 1970s psychedelic rock that came from Laurel Canyon. Beautiful Thing is produced & backed up with electric, pedal steel and slide guitar by Nashville-based string wizard Steve Dawson (Henhouse Studios), and features a line-up of star players : Jeremy Holmes (bass), Gary Craig (drums), and Chris Gestrin (keys).

As one reviewer said, this duo “sounds like they have been playing together for 30 years.” So it's hard to believe that it was only in 2019 that Jonny and Heather found each other, emotionally, spiritually and musically. They quickly discovered the joy of singing, playing and writing together, with Heather's clear alto a perfect foil to Jonny's slightly gritty "character voice." Heather and Jonny have created a new album of magic together on their new labour-of-love, Beautiful Thing. Their way of announcing that even in these troubled times, there is hope, courage, and gratitude, that life in these times is indeed “a beautiful thing."