"The Sweetback Sisters" will debut at the Mauch located at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, Chunk Opera House Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8:30 p.m.
With a special guest appearance on the iconic nationally syndicated "A Prairie Home Companion", this young group of stellar Brooklyn-based musicians perform an incredible array of traditional old-time and honky-tonk rock music reminiscent of the 1940's & 50's.
Complete with hot licks and the sweetest two-part harmonies, they're sure to warm the hearts of all modern-day cowboys and cowgirls. Their sound is reminiscent of the great Country & Western and Honky Tonk era. Dancing in the isles is permitted.
Like their pseudo-sister role models, the Davis Sisters, The Sweetback Sisters sing country songs in close, surrogate-sister harmony in matching dresses.
Their repertoire combines several of the Sisters' passions, country music from before they were born and new interpretations of those traditions to create a fresh take on what it means to be country.
The Sweetback line-up features the lavish voices of Zara Bode and Emily Miller joined by an all-star cast of instrumentalists including: West Virginian triple threat Jesse Milnes; Stefan Amidon on drums; Philly's stringed slayer Ross Bellenoit on rippin' Telecaster, and a the newest Sweetback Sister Bridget Kearney on bass.Their debut EP Bang! was released in early 2007 and earned them a spot on A Prairie Home Companion's talent contest for twenty-somethings. A full length album Chicken Ain't Chicken was released June 30 on the Signature Sounds label.
Doors for this concert open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 8:30 p.m. To reserve tickets by phone, or for more information, call (570) 325-0249.
Tickets can also be purchased on-line at: mauchchunkoperahouse.com.