Two on Tuesday

  • Genres
  • Folk
  • Indie
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Folk/Bluegrass ★
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ New Artist ★
  • Musicians
    • Madeline McArthur — guitar, vocals
    • Will Derryberry — guitar, suitcase, vocals
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?


Madeline: "Cherry Wine" by Hozier.

Will: "Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell.

How do you describe your music to people?


When the blues gets together with '80s music, hitches a ride to the remote southern Appalachian Mountains, goes to a church revival, gets saved, and births a musical child... You get "Two On Tuesday."

Tell us about how the band formed.


Our band formed as the result of meeting and singing together in our church services. We became fast friends as we realized we enjoyed the same bands and artists. We began talking about making music, and how we could use our musical talents to bring community together, to support community compassion efforts, and create wins for people.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.


Our first gig! We shared a gig as separate artists, and realized we really enjoyed playing together and wanted to form a band.

Tell us about your worst gig.


Playing in 110-degree weather outside, praying for our breaks so that we could stand in a walk-in freezer between sets.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?


Bee Gees... Because it's the Bee Gees.

What was the first song you learned to play?


Madeline: "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" Elton John.

Will: "Black Dog" Led Zeppelin.

What's next for the band?


Continue to create wins for the community, expand our music network and fan base, and keep making the music we love.

What's the story behind the band name?


We first started rehearsing on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. ... "Two On Tuesday."

What's your favorite local artist/group?


Heather Evans, Mona Villamayor.

Who are your biggest influences?


Fleetwood Mac, The Civil Wars, Led Zeppelin.

Who first inspired you to play music?


Madeline: Parents, teachers, Norah Jones, Robert Plant, Don Henley, Jack White ...

Will: School mates, and I remember watching the movie Crossroads about the urban legend of blues guitarist Robert Johnson, and his harmonica playing bandmate making deals with the devil to be able to play the blues... and, I SO wanted to play the guitar after watching the movie, and consequently an anxiety about deals, the devil, and abandoned country roads emerged.

Words to live by?


Don't suck.

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