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'Sweetback Sisters' at Opera House Mauch Chunk Opera House debut

  • The Sweetback Sisters will beperforming Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.
    The Sweetback Sisters will beperforming Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.
Published January 21. 2010 05:00PM

"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.

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