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Bay Area Beats: The songstresses of Yesway and their first full-length album

photo by Aubrey Trinnaman

Emily Ritz and Kacey Johansing are best friends. They were both in separate bands and living in Marin County when they decided to go on tour together. They ended up in Norway and decided to form a duo. But it wasn’t until they got back from their trip that they came up with their name.

“We were watching videos of our trip in Norway, and said 'No way!'" Johansing recalls. "And then, said ‘Yes way!’ Yesway! That’s our band name!”

That was three years ago, and now Yesway is coming out with their first full-length album. Ritz and Johansing tell us more about their musical friendship in this edition of Bay Area Beats. 

To listen to the story, please click on the audio player above.

Yesway's first full-length album will be released on June 3, 2014. You can catch their next performance on June 25th at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco.

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