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The Secret Sisters: WXPN's November 2010 Artist to Watch

Secret Sisters, XPN's Artist To Watch, November 2010

The Secret Sisters are off to a good start in the music world. Backed by the legendary Jack White, their debut album (produced by White) was just released via Third Man Records. It's full of old-time country and folk, complete with a Johnny Cash cover and the two sisters' take on "Wabash Cannonball."{readmorelink}Read More...{/readmorelink}

Members Laura and Lydia Rogers grew up surrounded by music, with a family history full of musicians. According to the two astounding harmonizers, their love of song came from all sides — church, cousins, mother, father. Honing their skills at family picnics and church functions, the two were no doubt musically influenced by their environment. Hailing from Muscle Shoals, Ala., their close connections to each other and their surroundings shows in their music.

Silver Threads and Golden Needles came out this past August and the Sisters currently have shows scheduled in the States. As the buzz continues to grow, they may add more dates. If initial reactions are any indication, this duo will be around for quite a while.

Listen to Secret Sisters World Cafe session at, and check out the web extras, too.

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Recent Release: The Secret Sisters
Release Date: August, 2010
Label: Universal Republic
Hometown: Muscle Shoals, Alabama