By DJ Walker
Since the last time we checked in with the local duo of Cottonwood Creek they’ve tied the knot & tied the iTunes charts with their debut album release. “We hit #21 on the charts!!!”, says Maggie Little. “Almost to twenty!” adds Scott Little.
Even before they shared the same last name they’ve always shared a the love of music and performing. They can be seen regularly all around the valley from the ‘Miners Roadhouse 140’ in Mariposa to the ‘Bourbon Barrel’ in Sonora to the ‘Udder Place’ in Turlock. They’ve even opened for Jake Owen, Mickey Guyton and Trent Harmon (American Idol Winner) at the Kat Country 103 St. Jude Christmas Show in December.
Their new self-titled album has a polished and familiar feel from the first track to the last. Scott and Maggie trade vocals on several songs and their harmonies reflect the honeymooners’ love for each other and their music.
“Now that people have downloaded our album we’re getting a cool and local following!” Says Scott. “We’ll be on stage and as I’m looking out I see people singing our songs back to us. It kind of freaked me out at first!” laughs Maggie, “and it’s cool that each show seems to have a few more people each time we play.” Adds Scott.
The end game is taking their Central Valley roots and transplanting them in Nashville. It’s akin to acting in Hollywood. If you want a country music career, all roads lead to Music City. “That’s where the networking and decision makers are, so that’s where we’ll have to go when the time is right.”
Meanwhile Scott continues his day job repairing musical instruments and Maggie obsesses over repurposing furniture as the ‘Farmhouse Gypsy’ to make ends meet. But it’s the nights in the local music houses that keep paving the road that leads to their dream of being big singing stars.