2Late at Rhythm on the Ridge
Save the weekend of June 8-9 for Rhythm on the Ridge, the local roots music festival now in its 5th year. 2Late will be performing along with 23 other acts.
2Late at the inn TOWN
2Late will be playing second Friday Nights at the inn TOWN Restaurant and Bar in Guilderland, NY. See our Calendar page for more information.
2Late Music Memory Stick Now Available
Come to a 2Late performance to see the latest thing: a 2Late Memory Stick that comes with our albums. Owners get the opportunity to pick up bonus tracks from time to time that are not available on our CDs.
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Lonely attention-starved musicians are eager for a hug.
"What a great job you did on the new CD! Itís really terrific! Great mix of moods and melodies! Iím enjoying all the songs, but The Only One might be my favorite. For now! Congratulations on a job well done!"
-Bridget Ball Shaw, commenting on 2Late's latest CD A Little 2Late
2Late is Vicki Gayle and Mike Short, singer/songwriters who flavor their songs with a twist of country and a touch of traditional roots music. They feature acoustic guitars, and their fans love their tight harmony and hot licks. Influences include Miranda Lambert, Richard Thompson, Maura OíConnell, Cheryl Wheeler, Little Big Town, Sugarland and other contemporary Folk and Country artists. They recently began work on their fourth album 10Years 2Late. The title refers to their ten years together making music. Vicki brings 2Late her Country music influences, while Mike comes from a more traditional Folk and Bluegrass background. By combining these sounds, they write and perform music more roots-oriented than mainstream Pop Country, and a whole lot more Country than Folk music.
The Band ...
"Vicki & Mike beautifully harmonize a wonderful variety of tunes accompanied by their crisp and soulful guitar playing. They put on a great show and have a loyal following."
-Ken Young, Emack and Bolio's
366 Delaware Ave., Albany NY 12209 (518) 512-5100
Vicki & Mike joined their voices and talents to form 2Late in January 2004. Influenced by Maura OíConnell, Cheryl Wheeler, Richard Thompson, Little Big Town, and other adult contemporary folk and country artists, they have developed a unique musical style featuring complex vocal harmonies and strong acoustic guitar work. While they often play covers at licensed venues, they have filled evenings with the sounds of their own original songs, from the award-winning "Desperation ( One Last Chance)" and the soulful "Wishing" to the often-requested "Duct Tape My Heart" and the plaint against the grind of air travel "(I Did Not) Kill the Kid." They have played a plethora of venues, from ice cream shops to tea houses to the Linda Norris Auditorium, and have been heard on local radio on WAMC, WEXT and WNYQ.
Who's Who ....
"2Late [is] a duo that's secular in presentation but Christian in ideals. Their music sneaks up on you the way Lou Reed used to. The lyrics seem simple, almost naÔve, until you think about them or reach an O'Henry surprise ending."
-Don Wilcock, Troy Record
- Vicki Gayle (lead vocals and rhythm guitar ... she's the one with the hair)
born in Jacksonville, Florida and first played in front of an audience at age seven.
She has a simple philosophy about music: it has to be good, and it has to be fun,
and this comes across loud and clear in 2Late's performances. Like many local musicians,
she has a "day job"...she is an office manager/paralegal for a renewable energy company in Guilderland. Vicki lives in
Guilderland with husband Rik, daughter Emily, Toby the Corgi and Milan the black cat.
- Mike Short (rhythm vocals and lead guitar/songwriter)
- Mike Short is just his stage name ... his real name is Michael Short. Mike was born in Madison, Wisconsin. He honed his harmony and lead skills singing folk music and bluegrass with his family and playing service music at church, and his amazing guitar solos and harmonies are a 2Late trademark. Guitar isn't the only instrument he plays well ... there's piano, bass, mandolin, dobro and a host of others. Pianos are really heavy, but you might get a chance to hear some of the other instruments at a 2Late concert or on one of our recordings. By day, Mike, having retired from the Department of Civil Service, writes songs, as well as building web sites for musicians and other friends. He is a soccer referee and referee instructor, and maintains a small studio of guitar student(s). He lives in Guilderland with his wife, Monica, and way too many cats (two). He has two grown sons both living too far away, and four grandcats.
2Late's standard fare is family-friendly, adult contemporary folk and alt-country music with some very silly songs mixed in. The group also performs contemporary Christian music at a wide range of venues in New York's Capital District. Our Performance Page gives you access to several samples.
"Blossoming talent ... excellent homegrown acoustic and folk music"
-Greg Haymes, Albany Times Union
Will you like 2Late?
"It's been an absolute pleasure to watch the success 2Late has had within the Capital Region music scene within a short period of time. We enjoy having Vicki and Mike play at Perfect Blend and know they have a lot of fun up on stage, especially when their fans are egging them on."
-Roberta Bastow; Former Owner
Perfect Blend Espresso Bar and Cafe
376 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054
You will like 2Late if you like:
- Little Big Town
- Miranda Lambert
- Nancy Griffith
- Cheryl Wheeler
- Richard Thompson
You may not go for us if you like:
- Songs that never seem to end (we do only a few)
- Really loud music
Find out more
See our Calendar for upcoming dates.
See 2Late in action
We have several videos on YouTube. Visit the Performance Page for links.