Secret Sisters take off for Letterman
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
– The Secret Sisters will take a night off from their tour with Ray LaMontagne to join Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra to perform on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman this Friday, Nov. 5.
The duo from Muscle Shoals, Ala. will make their late night debut with a performance of their self-penned Tennessee Me from their current self-titled release, which came out Oct. 12.
"This entire experience has been a dream come true," said Lydia Rogers, one half of The Secret Sisters.
"More than a dream, because even in our wildest dreams we would have never imagined all these amazing things would come true," said Laura Rogers. "We are truly blessed and thankful to have this opportunity."
Upcoming tour dates are:
Nov. 5 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL*
Nov. 7 Saenger Theatre Mobile, AL*
Nov. 8 BJCC Concert Hall Birmingham, AL*
Nov. 10 Orpheum Theatre Memphis, TN*
Nov. 11 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX*
Nov. 12 Bass Concert Hall Austin, TX*
Nov. 20 Kent State University Kent, OH (with The Cave Singers, The Dreadlock Dave and John Welton Duo)
Dec. 7 Fort Smith Convention Center with Willie Nelson, Ft. Smith, AR
Dec. 8 Crossroads Arena with Willie Nelson, Corinth, MS
Dec. 9 Arkansas State University with Willie Nelson, Mountain Home, AR
Dec. 10 First Council Casino with Willie Nelson, Newkirk, OK
Dec. 11 Oil Palace with Willie Nelson, Tyler, TX
Jan. 12 Loveless Cafe Barn, Nashville, TN
March 4 Ulster Performing Arts Center with Loretta Lynn, Kingston, NY
March 5 Calvin Theatre with Loretta Lynn, Northampton, MA
March 19 Penn's Peak with Loretta Lynn, Jim Thorpe, PA
*denotes a date with The Levon Helm Band and Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs
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You Don't Own Me Anymore
Three albums into their career, the evolution of The Secret Sisters provide a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the listener. The beauty of their harmonies was evident from the first note, but their songwriting has progressed to the point that it deserves equal attention. "You Don't Own Me Anymore" is a high point for both their singing and writing abilities, mixing classic country music with modern Americana with a heavy dose of Faulkner-esque Southern Gothic atmosphere. »»»
Put Your Needle Down
There are some major changes and some not so big major changes on the second disc from Laura and Lydia Rogers, aka The Secret Sisters. One of the key changes is apparent at the get go with "Rattle My Bones," a song written in part by Brandi Carlile. The sound is dense, atmospheric with rat-a-tat drumming from Darren Weiss. That was in sharp contrast to the duo's self-titled debut of 3 ½ years ago. The leadoff song and single, "Tennessee Me," made it clear that the »»»
The Secret Sisters
T-Bone Burnett has produced albums from greats like Elvis Costello and B.B. King, so albums with his name on the back cover credits have a reputation to uphold. The debut album from The Secret Sisters certainly delivers. Made up of sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers, the women display gorgeous harmonies and a sunny flair that keeps their old school covers feeling fresh and young.
The album has two original songs and otherwise features nine covers by artists such as Hank Williams and Buck Owens. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Head and the Heart go beyond the nah nahs
"Nah nah," "la la" and "Wee oh" populated a number of songs from The Head and the Heart.
Yes, the Seattle-based band does pen a good amount of sing-along songs that were clearly designed that way. And while that style can certainly engage and energize a crowd, there was more to that from the sextet.... »»»
Concert Review: Underwood leads a night of women in country
Carrie Underwood may have been off the road for three years, during which time she had two boys and did not release an album until "Cry Pretty" 13 months ago, but the most successful American Idol contestant has lost none of her vocal luster to say the least in her Cry Pretty 360 Tour.
First and foremost, Underwood remains one tremendous... »»»
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