Some good old down home honky tonking sounds from Brooklyn is in order for this Saturday morning.
Let's bring up The Sweetback Sisters.
Check out this review of their most recent album.
The Sweetback Sisters, a sextet of unrelated musicians only two of whom — co-lead singers Zara Bode and Emily Miller — are female, deliver their second album in Looking for a Fight, once again revealing themselves as a talented retro-country tribute band. Based in Brooklyn, the group embraces many styles of traditional country music, some of them in forms already revived once before in these songs. In addition to Western swing (the Sons of the Pioneers’ “Cowboy Ham and Eggs”) and countrypolitan (the Patsy Cline evergreen “Love Me, Honey, Do”), for example, they cover neo-Tex-Mex (Laurie Lewis’ “Texas Bluebonnets”), neo-Bakersfield sound (Dwight Yoakam’s “It Won’t Hurt When I Fall Down from This Bar Stool”), and neo-rockabilly (the Traveling Wilburys’ “Rattled”). They also write their own country songs, with a downhearted cry-in-your-beer honky tonk flavor as well as more amusing observations from the barroom, notably guitarist Jesse Milnes’ “Too Many Experts” (which is one of the things one can encounter in a bar). Bode and Miller are equally effective frontwomen, with Bode taking some of the more assertive numbers, such as Milnes’ title song, and Miller the sweeter ones, and they harmonize well together. The Sweetback Sisters achieve the difficult task of approaching their frankly old-fashioned music with an enthusiasm that is not devoid of humor, yet never descends into parody.Kick back and give a big old yeehaw and just enjoy yourself with the sweet sweet sounds of the Sweetback Sisters. .
Run Home and Cry The Sweetback Sisters - Run Home and Cry Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2011
The Sweetback Sisters played their first ever UK shows main stage of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival on Sunday 28th August, this is from the footage from the feed that was sent to the screens in the main stage and also webcast as a live event.
A genuine old timey classic by Roger Miller.
My Uncle Used to Love Me But She Died The Sweetback Sisters singing Roger Miller's "My Uncle Used to Love Me But She Died" at the me&thee coffeehouse on December, 10, 2010
Still one of my favorite Dwight Yoakam songs.
It Won't Hurt When I Fall Down From This Barstool
I'm Gonna Cry The Sweetback sisters give us an exclusive performance of a unreleased, unrecorded song during their stage time at the Spring Music Fog Marathon during SXSW music week in Austin, Texas.