Sunday Jul 14 5:30 PM
on WFPK Port Stage
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 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. Laura expressed it even simpler: ‘In so many ways we are still the same kids who would perform songs in our parents' room, when we sang about silver threads and golden needles and cold hearted snakes, and all that. Even with everything that’s happened - getting that dream chance to make our own album, I really believe we’ve just found where we’re supposed to be.