Sunday, June 14, 2015
Where: The Southern
Cost: $15.00 Advance, $17.00 Day of Show
The Secret Sisters’ incredible story is as simple and true as the effortless harmonies that got them here. Begin anywhere – the thick and fertile brambles of their own family history (their grandfather and his brothers actually forged a group called ‘The Happy Valley Boys’) or light upon the branches of the wondrous, fractal menagerie that makes up their debut album (a guileless, rapturous mixture of roots- ified pop that includes classics like “Why Don’t Ya Love Me?” and “Why Baby Why”). The pure goldenrod from a pair of Alabama sisters direct from Muscle Shoals (barely twenty-somethings themselves) dare to cover the Sinatra untouchable “Something Stupid,” one minute, and deliver their own self-penned, soon-to-be signature anthem “Tennessee Me,” the next.
And the space between Laura and Lydia Rogers, well ... you couldn’t slip a butter-slice between that. 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 - the bond between Laura and Lydia is as deep as “the Tennessee river in springtime” – one of their other favorite colloquialisms.
Also Featuring Andrew Combs