Eleanor Whitmore and Chris Masterson, the deft, texas raised husband and wife duo comprising The Mastersons, were made to be musicians. Whitmore, the child of an opera singer and a folk singer, was taught by the Texas swing legend Johnny Gimble to play the fiddle starting at the age of four and then continued her passion growing up playing in the family band. Masterson grew up learning from Blues legends Big Walter Price and T-Bone Walker then took the stage of Houston clubs at the age of only 13. After years of apprenticing with other musicians, like Regina Spektor and Jack Ingram , playing in others’ bands and putting out solo albums, the two finally decided to join forces. Thus, the beautiful harmonies—that could only be formed by the combination of the two’s voices—the upbeat melodies, and the dark lyrics gave birth to the combination of rock, pop, blues and country that is The Mastersons. So, don’t miss this dynamic duo when they return to Austin to play live on KUTX and also at Stubb’s Jr. on July 19th.