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Sessions @ WOUB: The Sweetback Sisters

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Updated Wed, Jul 25, 2012 11:29 am
 

For the second installment in the Sessions @ WOUB series, we are proud to present the retro-country/western swing group The Sweetback Sisters.

Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., the band has been touring relentlessly since the release of their album, Chicken Ain't Chicken, in 2009.

Formed by Emily Miller and Zara Bode, the group's honky-tonk sound recalls legendary artists such as Patsy Cline, The Davis Sisters and Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models.

Their latest CD, Looking For A Fight, showcases the band’s razor-sharp musicianship, complex arrangements and growing confidence as songwriters.

While visiting Athens, the band stopped by our studios to perform a four-song set and chat with Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg.

For more information about The Sweetback Sisters, visit www.thesweetbacksisters.com.

Photo Credit: 
Elliot Nicolson
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