13 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With the legendary Ry Cooder producing and supplying slide guitar, Petra, Rachel, and Tanya Hayden—daughters of legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden—sat around a single microphone in Tanya’s living room and recorded this stunning debut album. Ricky Scaggs plays mandolin on three tracks, Rene Comacho handles the stand-up bass, and Ry’s son Joachim Cooder lays back on the drums. But it’s the sisters’ harmonies that hold these classic songs together. Country legend Webb Pierce, who charted in the days of Hank Williams and George Jones, has his early hit “Slowly” given a chilling performance. Bill Monroe’s “Voices from On High” captures their Appalachian-style talents, while The Louvin Brothers’ “When I Stop Dreaming” and “My Baby’s Gone” feature glorious harmonies that these triplets augment with their additional voice. Cooder’s production is outstanding. You can hear the room, creating the feeling that you’re sitting next to them in the circle, experiencing a time when families sang together for their entertainment. We’re blessed to be invited over.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With the legendary Ry Cooder producing and supplying slide guitar, Petra, Rachel, and Tanya Hayden—daughters of legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden—sat around a single microphone in Tanya’s living room and recorded this stunning debut album. Ricky Scaggs plays mandolin on three tracks, Rene Comacho handles the stand-up bass, and Ry’s son Joachim Cooder lays back on the drums. But it’s the sisters’ harmonies that hold these classic songs together. Country legend Webb Pierce, who charted in the days of Hank Williams and George Jones, has his early hit “Slowly” given a chilling performance. Bill Monroe’s “Voices from On High” captures their Appalachian-style talents, while The Louvin Brothers’ “When I Stop Dreaming” and “My Baby’s Gone” feature glorious harmonies that these triplets augment with their additional voice. Cooder’s production is outstanding. You can hear the room, creating the feeling that you’re sitting next to them in the circle, experiencing a time when families sang together for their entertainment. We’re blessed to be invited over.

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About The Haden Triplets

The Haden Triplets are just that, the triplet daughters of jazz bassist Charlie Haden. Born October 11, 1971, Tanya Haden, Rachel Haden, and Petra Haden have all had separate and collective musical careers (brother Josh Haden is also a musician, the leader of the band Spain). Tanya, a singer and cellist, and the wife of actor Jack Black, has been a member of several bands, including Let's Go Sailing and Silversun Pickups, and was the creator of the Imaginary Bear puppet show. Rachel, a singer, bassist, and drummer, has been a member of that dog. (along with her sister Petra) and the Rentals. Petra, who sings and plays violin, has been in several bands, including that dog., Tito & Tarantula, and the Decemberists, and has released a handful of solo albums, including 2005's Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out, an a cappella and home-recorded rendition of the Who album. Together, the sisters have the kind of striking vocal harmony blend that can only come with a familial background. The trio's debut album together, the self-titled The Haden Triplets, appeared in 2013. ~ Steve Leggett

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