Morgan and Skylar Smith began their odyssey with the sea and sky as fraternal twins born in 1994 in the sleepy little island town of Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast. At birth, the twins were named after the air we breathe, and of the waves that crash upon the shore, removing all the obstacles from their path. Growing up on this magic isle, walking the wetland coast and seashore, the twins became a part of the vast sky and the waves that tumble ashore bringing with them sweet melodies upon the breeze. They received their first guitars at age three and started their musical passion.
This love of music led to the formation of their band, Ocean Roots, in the yearof 2009. Their first album, named Wind N’ Water, was recorded in the summer of 2010, at the age of fifteen, at The Pirate Studio in Austin, Texas.
The album was recorded the same year as the Gulf of Mexico, B.P. oil spill disaster. We would like to dedicate our music to all the animals and plant life that cannot speak for themselves and suffer in silence due to the reverberative effects of the oil spill.
Our South Coast Soul music reflects hope, faith and love for our beautiful coastline and its inhabitants. We are creatures of the wind and water and are shaped by the land where we are birthed. We are the musical reeds that bend in the wind and do not break. Our music, coming from the heart of the all, to you.
May our music light the spark within your heart and bring its flame alive.
For our fellow earth sojourner, go where the wind blows, where the water flows, where the waves crash upon the shore. Remembering always, all footprints on the path have the same heart.