The Secret Sisters’ incredible story is as simple and true as the effortless harmonies that got them here. Fortified by an airtight familial camaraderie – “a love of music from all sides” gushes Laura – “our father, our mother’s side of the family, her mother and father – our church…all our cousins…” and emboldened with a zeal for country music and a knowledgeable repertoire of the American canon of classic recordings, it took an impromptu Nashville audition by Laura to bring their incredible talents into focus.
Lydia showed up later, and when the two were asked to sing together, all the music business representatives present realized the mission was a simple one: To capture this abundance of raw talent in its purest form. Recorded in Nashville in a mere two weeks in legendary Blackbird studios, helmed by acclaimed producer Dave Cobb and T Bone Burnett serving as the Executive Producer, their debut album is a guileless, rapturous mixture of roots-ified pop, includes classics like “Why Don’t Ya Love Me?” and “Why Baby Why.” Classic, ‘old school’ recording equipment was also the rule of the day at the two week-long recording marathon. The album was recorded the same way it would have been recorded in the 1950s. No computers or digital equipment were even allowed near the sessions in an effort to capture the sisters’ stunning vocal prowess ‘as is.’ “The girls were able to step up and deliver just as we first heard them,” says Cobb. “They possess that rarest quality of being able to convert their magic exactly as it comes across. We didn’t have to do anything but bring the band in.”
The Secret Sisters (Full Length / Vinyl)
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The Secret Sisters
Big River / Wabash Cannonball (7″ Vinyl)
Produced by Jack White
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