Jon Macey and Steve Gilligan perform and record as an acoustic duo. They have released a CD of original duo songs in 2007. Their songs invoke the long ago wail of the moonshiner, the hypnotic strums of a Greenwich Village basement, the proto-hippie LA urban country singers, and the joy of Nashville cats. Both Steve and Jon are lead singers, and they blend their voices in wonderful two part harmony. Musically, they typically use mandolin or mandocello in combination with acoustic guitar to create a full sound out of simplicity. Lyrically, they range from haunting love songs to wistful reveries to sardonic takes on these modern times. The merging of their harmonies and instruments and songs is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, as witnessed by their successful appearances all over the Boston area. With the release of their debut CD as a duo, Everything Under the Sun, their sound was bound to spread far and wide and it has done so. Besides playing their own songbook, a Jon and Steve show is a good place to catch their take on some great songs by some of their favorites: Gram Parsons, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, The Louvin Brothers, Hank Williams, and other stars of yesteryear. Many times, they are accompanied by local luminaries on rhythm instruments.