Just who the heck do we think we are?
A brief history of the Co-Conspirators
The Co-Conspirators is a Hemmingford, QC based duo playing folk/singer-songwriter music with elements of country, rock, blues, gospel, bluegrass, spiritual, and general roots music. With heavy emphasis on vocal harmonies, this duo had been compared to Ian and Sylvia Tyson and Richard and Linda Thompson. They perform mostly original music along with some traditional and contemporary covers.
Founded in 2012 by singer/songwriter/guitarist Will Richards, The Co-Conspirators was initially an occasional project to showcase material that did not fit stylistically with his rock band.
In 2014, Richards met Katherine Simons and they began performing together. Simons comes from a very musical family and is a classically trained french horn player and percussionist. Her pure, angelic voice stands in contrast to the more raw style of Richards'.
Mostly performing as a duo, they do occasionally add various instruments available to them such as bass, drums, percussion, flute, clarinet, lead guitar, violin, cello, harmonica, auto harp, and vibraphone.
At the end of April 2019, they released their first full length recording: Shadowing the Organ Tuner (with full band accompaniment), and have been touring across Canada ever since; performing over 100 shows in all provinces.
The Co-Conspirators toured almost non-stop until March of 2020 but have since - like all musicians - been on a greatly reduced schedule.
The duo is currently working on their second LP (working title: Tales Told by the Unreliable Narrator), which is due for release by September 2021.