Twin siblings Laurie and John Stirratt was raised in 1970s New Orleans inside a musical family, with parents who have been both musicians. Both continued to carve out effective professions in music, although two didn’t release a Compact disc together before fall months of 2004. Relocating to Mississippi in the past due ’80s, the Stirratts performed collectively in John’s music group the Hilltops until its separation in 1991, of which stage Laurie and Hilltops guitarist Cary Hudson shaped Blue Hill. That same yr John released a single record beneath the name the Gimmecaps, after that joined old close friends Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar in Uncle Tupelo in 1993. After Uncle Tupelo’s separation John continuing with Jeff Tweedy to create Wilco in 1994. Blue Hill, after six albums and a decade of effective touring and part tasks, dissolved in 2001. Laurie spent another yr touring and documenting with Tyler Keith & the Preacher’s Children. In the meantime in 1999, while still a primary person in the ever more popular Wilco, John shaped the Autumn Protection, his cooperation with Pat Sansone, plus they released their 1st recording in 2001, accompanied by another in 2003. That yr Laurie relocated once again from Mississippi to Chicago, where she and John had been finally in a position to reunite and overcome the makes of geography and tour schedules to accomplish their long-awaited 1st record collectively, Arabella.