Eric and Polly Rapp make Americana music with a heart, a soul, and a sense of humor--old-timey country-folk that turns a wry eye on modern life and sees deeper meaning in our trials. Fine flatpicking and fingerpicking from Eric on acoustic guitar and occasional mandolin anchor the musical mix, which also includes the unique droning sound of mountain dulcimer and harmony vocals from Polly. Eric’s original songs grow out of an eclectic collection of influences that include the likes of Norman Blake, the Carter Family, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel, Michael Smith, and Gillian Welch.

Teaming up in 1997 after meeting in a church choir, the Rapps have performed at a variety of midwestern folk venues and small festivals and were featured on the nationally known radio show/podcast “Issues, Etc.” on KFUO (St. Louis, MO). Now based in Green Isle, Minnesota, they have been repeat guests on the 2.5-hour weekly radio feature “Live Musicians Friday” on KCHK (New Prague, MN).

“Eric and Polly’s down-home harmony-driven vocals are eloquently accompanied by mountain dulcimer and some really astounding flatpick guitar,” says Maggie Ferguson, former host of the “Live! from the Living Room” concert series in Auburn Hills, Michigan. “Their songs are loaded with lessons both romantic and faith-based. Bittersweet, traditional, and lightly comedic, this musical duo creates music born of their real experiences, spiritual philosophies, and, of course, their beautiful, wide-open hearts.”