The release of their debut CD simply titled Breakin' Strings tributes Jim and Jose's roots in pop/folk music with an emphasis on vocal harmonies. Forming an acoustic duo had an appealing quality of intimacy with the audience that was never captured while performing in a rock band for many years. In the style and complexity of such artists as the Beatles, James Taylor, Paul Simon and the Indigo Girls, their songs echo of personal struggle, hope and triumph. Their newest release titled "Mother's Sunshine" broadens the simple, stripped down arrangements of the first CD, 'Breakin' Strings' (out of print), by producing a disc that continues the unique blend of the duo's songwriting, vocal and acoustic style and combines it with full musical arrangements on most of the 12 featured tracks. Jim and Jose generally compose material individually then come together on the final arrangements, creating a freshness and excitement to their work which transcends them both to become the music of Breakin' Strings.