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Secret Sisters, Hull out with new music

Friday, February 28, 2020 – The Secret Sisters make their debut on New West Records with "Saturn Return" after previously been on Rounder and Universal. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Phil and Tim Hanseroth of Carlile's band, the album consists of 10 new songs written by Laura and Lydia Rogers and features the real-life sisters singing individually for the first time. The album, which is named after the astrological occurrence that takes place approximately every 29 years

Mandolin player Sierra Hull releases her first album in four years. With "25 Trips" (Rounder). Stuart Duncan, Alex Hargreaves, Ethan Jodziewicz, Viktor Krauss, Justin Moses, Jano Rix, Christian Sedelmyer, Nathaniel Smith and Bryan Sutton all play on the release.

Iowa-born, Nashville-based singer and songwriter Hailey Whitters released her new album "The Dream" on her label Pigasus Records. Whitters has been the recipient of some buzz around Music City.

Trea Landon makes his debut on a five-song EP, "Dirt Road Dancin' "(Warner Nashville). The EP features three previously shared songs as well as two new additions, including the project's namesake. The singer / songwriter co-penned four of the tracks on the Scott Hendricks-produced EP.

Kristy Cox, a bluegrass singer from Australia, drops "No Headlights" (Mountain Home). Donna Ulisse offers guest vocals on "The One Who Makes You Cry" and Tammy Rogers performs guest vocal duties on "No Headlights."

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Saturn Return CD review - Saturn Return
Building off the framework built on their critically acclaimed 2017 release, "You Don't Own Me Anymore," The Secret Sisters, (sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers), return with "Saturn Return." Joined again by musical friends Brandi Carlile and Carlile band mates Phil Hanseroth, and Tim Hanseroth in the production booth, the duo lays out an album that delivers big on soulful harmonies, honest lyricism and an eclectic folk, pop and country soundscape. Featuring 10 tightly knit »»»
You Don't Own Me Anymore CD review - 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 CD review - 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 years ago. The leadoff song and single, "Tennessee Me," made it clear that the »»»
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 Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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