August 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm , by Ron Kelly
Here at LHJ, we love any excuse to dive into our archive closet and scour through the pages of some of our classic issues. When the Secret Sisters (Laura and Lydia Rogers) dropped by our offices last month for an inhouse performance, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to match up their awesomely retro look with some of our treasured covers from the past.
Of course, in addition to looking great, the Sisters sound heavenly. Hailing from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Laura and Lydia grew up singing acappella in their local church, which is where they developed the exquisite harmonies and vocal style (think Patsy Cline, the Everly Brothers, the Andrews Sisters) that eventually caught the ear of famed producer T Bone Burnett. Burnett produced their debut album, which was released last fall, and the Sisters’ unique sound has been wowing both critics and listeners alike ever since. They’ve already toured with Willie Nelson, Ray LaMontagne and Amos Lee, and they’ve also performed with Jack White, Elvis Costello, Dave Stewart and Jakob Dylan, among others.
In two months the Sisters will face off against the Civil Wars, Mumford & Sons and Jessica Lea Mayfield in the New/Emerging Artist of the Year category at the 2011 Americana Music Awards down in Nashville, Tennessee. Find out what the ladies plan to do if they win that award by reading on after the jump. You’ll find their handwritten answers to that question, along with their guilty musical pleasures, what makes them laugh, their secret to getting along and other fun facts. Also be sure to take a look and a listen to their LHJ performance, below, and let us know if you love them as much as we do!