A cramped bedroom booby-trapped with razor sharp Legos may not seem like an ideal environment for making music, but Amarante, from Fresno CA, have turned their small living space into a musical wonderland, an alternate dimension where they are free to bring beautiful music to life. Recording with one mic in their crowded room, Josh and Jysi Hewitt use their musical talents to better their harsh circumstances.
The Hewitts chose to devote their lives to making music, when they ran out of job prospects and had to go on welfare. Like many families impacted by the recession of 2008, they continue to struggle to support their three children, hoping that, one day, all of their hard work and dedication will help them gain a foothold in a shrinking industry. In spite of the odds, Amarante has captured the imagination of over 15,000 followers on Soundcloud and over 10,000 twitter followers, not counting many bloggers, and radio DJs. Their popularity continues to sky rocket, with downloads of their tracks breaking the thousands.