Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Secret Sisters

While “attending” the Newport Folk Festival Sunday (from my couch. thank you NPR), I was reminded that my music collection consists of “The Secret Sisters”, (which by the way, should not be a secret) and how I should be listening to them more often.

The Secret Sisters consists of Laura and Lydia Rogers who are really sisters and hail from Alabama. The sweet, simplistic blend of their vocal harmonies that only family can capture, take you back to the innocence of the 50’s, while their traditional country sound makes me want to grab a lemonade on the porch or cry in my beer.

While onstage at Newport...


the elder sister admitted they do fight a lot on the road together, but she has been a fan of her sister’s voice since the day she was born. I can see why. The new to the scene twosome are finding their way quickly and shared the stage with Amos Lee at NFF, have played with Willie Nelson, are currently on tour with K.D. Lang and have collaborated with Jack White on the cover of Johnny Cash’s “Big River”.

While most of their self-titled, debut album, consists of covers such as George Jones’ “Why Baby Why, and Hank Williams’ “Why Don’t You Love Me”, original tunes include “Tennessee Me”

Click to Play Tennessee Me

and “Waste the Day”

Click to Play Waste the Day

and at NFF they played “River Jordan”, which will be on their upcoming album due out early 2012. Can I get a hallelujah?

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