11 Songs, 29 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

From the choice of material to the arrangements to the impressive close harmonies and overall sound, the Secret Sisters convincingly nail their tribute to nostalgic classic country on their debut release. Backed by a band of ace Nashville studio musicians and producers T-Bone Burnett and Dave Cobb, sisters Lydia and Laura Rogers lend their sweet, angelic voices to two original compositions, a couple of numbers from the public domain, and reverent covers of classics by Bill Monroe (“The One I Love Is Gone”), Buck Owens (“My Heart Skips a Beat”), and Hank Williams (“Why Don’t You Love Me,” “House of Gold”). Their version of the pop standard “Somethin’ Stupid” fits seamlessly next to their own songs “Tennessee Me” and “Waste the Day,” in both form and content, and they all sound like lost recordings from the mid-1950s. This is a truly charming debut that’s easy to fall in love with.

EDITORS’ NOTES

From the choice of material to the arrangements to the impressive close harmonies and overall sound, the Secret Sisters convincingly nail their tribute to nostalgic classic country on their debut release. Backed by a band of ace Nashville studio musicians and producers T-Bone Burnett and Dave Cobb, sisters Lydia and Laura Rogers lend their sweet, angelic voices to two original compositions, a couple of numbers from the public domain, and reverent covers of classics by Bill Monroe (“The One I Love Is Gone”), Buck Owens (“My Heart Skips a Beat”), and Hank Williams (“Why Don’t You Love Me,” “House of Gold”). Their version of the pop standard “Somethin’ Stupid” fits seamlessly next to their own songs “Tennessee Me” and “Waste the Day,” in both form and content, and they all sound like lost recordings from the mid-1950s. This is a truly charming debut that’s easy to fall in love with.

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About The Secret Sisters

Muscle Shoals, Alabama-based country-folk duo Secret Sisters formed in the late 2000s around the talents of siblings Lydia and Laura Rogers. Combining effortless harmonies and a shared love of country music's rich history, the sisters honed their talents wherever they could, eventually catching the ear of legendary producer/songwriter T-Bone Burnett. Burnett was so impressed that he created a label (Beladroit) for the sole purpose of releasing the Rogers’ eponymous debut. Recorded with a team of iconic Nashville session players on period '50s equipment, Secret Sisters arrived on October 12, 2010. The duo also released a single on Jack White's Third Man Records, which featured My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel on pedal steel and White on guitar. Burnett also produced the sisters' second album, 2014's Put Your Needle Down, updating the sound by a decade or so with folky garage rock and girl group touches. In 2017 the sisters issued their third LP, the Brandi Carlile-produced You Don't Own Me Anymore. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Muscle Shoals, AL
  • GENRE
    Country
  • FORMED
    2009

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