From Muscle Shoals, Alabama, bordering the Tennessee River, home to FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Studios where artists ranging from Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding to Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Cat Stevens and Hank Williams Jr. have recorded albums over the years, comes the South's latest musical sensation, the roots rockin' duo of Laura and Lydia Rodgers, the bluegrass singin' siblings who record as The Secret Sisters.
The 11 tracks on their self-titled début are nothing short of a delight, the album (mostly) a mix of country, folk and classic pop covers, the sisters' harmonies spunky and occasionally melancholy, their interpretation of the material utterly original, marking this recording as, perhaps, the most outstanding pure country recording of the year. Hell, it's just a lot of fun, a toe tappin' return to the Appalachian country music of the 1950s.
Amazon offers a Secret Sisters music sampler. Definitely worth a listen.
Posted by Raymond Tomlin at November 16, 2010 7:25 AM in Music