- Gary was born
on Elton John's birthday, and TC was born on Bob Dylan's birthday.
- Gary's first
record was Dion's "Runaround Sue" and TC's was the
Ozark Mountain Daredevils' "If You Want to Get to Heaven,
You Got to Raise a Little Hell".
- Both developed
harmony early on. TC sang bass for the female barbershop chorus,
"The Sweet Adelines", and Gary sang with "The
Marshmellos" of John Marshall High School (home of the Fightin'
- Gary's major
influences are Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul, and
Mary, Doc Watson, and The Beach Boys. TC cut her teeth on James
Taylor, David Wilcox, Allyson Krauss, & Tom Lehrer.
- Before they
were professional musicians, they had some pretty weird jobs
as young people! Gary worked as a mushroom picker, and TC used
to sell storm doors
- and windows
in a town where it never rained.
- They worked
in the same office building for the same oil and gas firm for
5 years and didn't know it.
- TC's very first
gig was in front of 5,000 national guardsmen in Venezuela - and
she had to sing that gig in Spanish.
- S&T's first
gig was at Diedrich's Coffeehouse in the Montrose area of Houston.
They made $85 but spent $50 of it on dinner!
- The first song
they performed together was "The Boxer".
- The venue for
the release of S&T's 2012 CD, These Rosita Hills was booked
four years in advance! The selected date was 12/21/12, (the end
of the Mayan calendar), so they billed it, "Guitarmageddon".
At one point in the show, there were 12 guitars on stage.
- TC and Gary
own two pairs of identical guitars. They split the pairs between
Colorado and Texas so they never have to fly with them.
- Each time they
play, a minimum 1,858 mile round trip is required.
- S&T have
performed in Poland, France, Ireland, England, and The Netherlands,
as well as in Louisiana, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Connecticut,
California, Colorado, and Texas.
- S&T opened
three times for Texas gubernatorial hopeful Kinky Friedman, and
they haven't agreed on a candidate since!
- Gary is an introvert
- TC is an extrovert, making co-writing next to impossible.
- There is a wondrous
place called ''Garyland", and in it, no ketchup is allowed,