Mickey and Liam Spain grew up listening to songs at the knee of their father in the mill town of Manchester, New Hampshire. Influenced by such diverse acts as The Weavers, The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Woody Guthrie and Doc Watson, The Spains were able to take the common elements in all and fuse them into a style all their own. Mickey's baritone voice is strong and pure, and his deft work on the guitar and bodrhan provide this duos sturdy framework. Around this, Liam's endless skills on the guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmonica finish the picture as only a true artist can. Together they produce a sound that is original, yet still steeped in the song tradition. Their live performances have been called an "energetic" and "electrifying" mixture of Irish, Scottish, and American folk songs.