The Sweetback Sisters are BACK! For the first time since 2019, The Sweetback Sisters will be bringing their Country Christmas Sing Along Spectacular to the Firehouse Center for the Arts and we can’t wait for an evening full of music, trivia, prizes, warm-n-fuzzies, and so.much.more. Don’t miss out on this holiday tradition!
Technically speaking, The Sweetback Sisters come from Brooklyn, but philosophically, they hail from a parallel universe, one where country music history zigged instead of zagged.
“I wouldn’t call us a throwback band,” says Emily Miller. “What we do is look back to the golden era of country music and imagine that the genre took a different evolutionary fork, that the honky-tonk element took over rather than the pop-rock sound you hear everywhere today. I feel like we’re actually a very modern band, just on an alternate timeline.”
It’s been more than 15 years since The Sweetback Sisters first began forging their own sonic universe, and on their new album, ‘King Of Killing Time,’ they push their sound into more adventurous and playful territory than ever before. Centered around the charismatic, airtight harmonies of Emily Miller and Zara Bode, the record’s ten tracks are a mix of infectious originals and unexpected interpretations of everything from George Jones to Gram Parsons. Hints of jazz and ragtime flesh out the Sisters’ unique brand of classic country, as Miller, Bode, and their remarkably versatile band conjure up a singular blend of heart, humor, and virtuosic musicianship.