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Luke Falk’s sisters make their mark in music business

Getting discovered as a top-flight quarterback in tiny Logan, Utah, may be tough, but just try launching a country music career.

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk is the current Falk du jour, but he’s simply following in the footsteps of his older sisters, who have been making prominent music for more than a decade.

When Alexa and Natalee Falk were 12 and 10 they wrote songs for popular Brazilian pop artist Wanessa Camargo, including five singles that went platinum. Four years later they formed their own band, Faces Without Names, recording music in Canada, New York and Europe.

They went on to perform on television programs and were recognized on Fox’s The Next Great American Band. Alexa Falk wrote a song, “Deadly Beauty,” that won CosmoGirl Magazine’s 2007 songwriting competition.

Their athletic brother’s musical career began and ended with a public rendition of “Sweet Home Salt Lake City” at a local fair when he was 7. Like Luke Falk, they have had their fair share of obstacles. An apparent deal with RCA records fell through when the Falks were kids and the pair gave up scholarships to attend the Berklee College of Music as teenagers to pursue another recording deal, which also proved fruitless.

“We’re passionate about our music and connecting with people. That’s why we continue to love what we do,” Natalee Falk says on the band’s website. “We’ve been through some hard times, but we’re here now – and we’re happy to be here.”

Now in their early 20s, the duo, known simply as “Falk,” lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where they record country music that is available on iTunes. Two albums, “Kiss the Radio” and “What If You’re Wrong?” have already been released and the band is releasing one single per month in advance of their next album, “The Ride.”

They also perform frequently at events for the National Eating Disorders Association, for which they are ambassadors.

Jacob Thorpe

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