Duke and Tami Sheppard Bio

Pint & a Half and the new album “Boomtown Ghosts”

Since the release of their debut album, “Blue Sky Earth”, Pint & a Half has spent
their time playing venues and festivals throughout Colorado and New Mexico,
Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee, and opening for touring Americana acts such as
The Trishas and the award winning Gabrielle Louise. Blue Sky Earth was a home-recorded,
indie-released effort, so they were pleasantly surprised by it’s reception, with over
800,000 plays (and climbing) through online radio platforms like Spotify, iTunes Radio,
Rdio, and community radio stations from CO to St. Louis.
Always writing new music, Pint & a Half decided it was time to stop driving, and get
some of the new songs onto a new album! Many of the new songs are rooted in their home,
the quickly changing mountain town of Salida, Colorado, but resonate with universal
themes of place, of change, and of love. Like many towns in the West, Salida has seen
boom and bust, up and down, over and over again. The only constant is the flow of
people, always migrating to a better life. While looking through historic images of these
men and women, the concept of “Boomtown Ghosts” was born.
“Boomtown Ghosts” is a huge leap forward in songwriting, musicianship, and production,
reflecting the natural growth born of constantly performing and observing. For this project,
Pint & a Half brought in the CO music legend Don Richmond to record, produce, and perform.
Recorded at Howlin’ Dog Recording Studios, the crisp, true sound of excellent production,
and the melodic, thoughtful-yet-rythmic songs are a perfect follow up to their debut album.