Megan Alder and Alex Klivecka met in Hood River.
Alder, a Pennsylvania native, was volunteering on an organic farm through WWOOF-USA, an program she signed up for after leaving her job in fundraising.
Klivecka had just arrived from Seattle, where the former tech worker — who’d become disillusioned with the industry and quit to travel and play music — was living in a tent and busking.
“(The farm) had a campfire thing. I showed up with no food and four beers out of a six-pack of PBR,” Klivecka recalled.
“It was love at first sight,” said Alder with a laugh.
It was definitely something. The two quickly connected, and soon they were not only a couple but also a musical duo.
As The Naughty Sweethearts, they play their own brand of high-energy Americana, a roots/swing/jug band/stomp/jazz/funk mix.
They’re stopping in Richland on July 1 for a show at Emerald of Siam. Music starts at