Dana & Lauren, formerly The Shankman twins, have released a debut video from their new, self-titled CD.
It’s an odd musical pairing, featuring Dana on banjo and Lauren on fiddle offering up a grassy remake of Tupac Shakur’s 1995 hit, California Love. And like the GangstaGrass vibe that has grabbed attention through the soundtrack for TNT’s popular Justified series, Dana & Lauren’s cut has a quirky charm that may find its own audience with adherents from both camps.
The video also blurs distinctions between bluegrass and white-girl hip hop. Check it out.