Readsboro Arts Summer Concerts welcomes The Sweetback Sisters…
Country music with sass! The Sweetback Sisters, Emily Miller and Zara Bode, have garnered a strong following in Vermont, across the country, and abroad with a live show that The Boston Globe has described as “the perfect balance of sass, sincerity and swing.” They will be coming to the EJ Bullock Building, 7012 Main Street in Readsboro, VT on Friday, August 25th at 8 pm in a fundraiser for Readsboro Arts.
The Sweetback Sisters have performed everywhere from A Prairie Home Companion to Mountain Stage and graced festivals from coast to coast in addition to selling out theaters with their annual Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular.
Known for their amazing vocal harmonics, the Sweetback Sisters also features terrific musicianship. Hints of jazz and ragtime flesh out the group’s unique brand of Americana, as Miller, Bode, and their remarkably versatile band (guitarist Ryan Hommel, fiddler Ben Sanders, bassist Jason Sypher, and drummer Stefan Amidon) conjure up a singular blend of heart, humor, and virtuosic playing.
Sing Out! said of their music it “bristles with the energy of the very best young American performers,” and NPR praised them as “Americana darlings with a roadhouse edge.”
The EJ Bullock Building promises to be the perfect venue for the Sweetback Sisters whose shows have a downhome feel. Says Emily Miller, “We are looking forward to the Readsboro show – We love playing in intimate spaces where folks are listening to the music but also feel close and comfortable enough to talk back to us!”
The Readsboro date is also the release date of the Sweetback Sisters’ newest album, “King of Killing Time.” From their website: “On their new album the Sisters push their timely take on country’s golden age into more adventurous territory than ever before, with airtight harmonies, blazing leads, charging rhythms, and playful lyrics.” The CD will be available for purchase (and signing) at the show.
Readsboro Arts is a locally grown nonprofit arts group founded in 2006, supporting the arts in Readsboro and surrounding communities.