Old Forge, New York – The Sweetback Sisters will perform live in concert at View on Friday, August 24th at 7:30 PM. View will have bistro style seating so you can dance and purchase wine, beer, and soft drinks during the performance. Expect honky-tonk, rockin’ female harmonies, and a swinging six-piece country band.
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 ten 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, they perform 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.
Sing Out! said that their music “bristles with the energy of the very best young American performers,” and NPR praised them as “Americana darlings with a roadhouse edge.” The Sisters have performed everywhere from A Prairie Home Companion to Mountain Stage.
This performance is co-sponsored by Van Auken’s Inne. Tickets for this event are $25 with a 10% discount for View members. For more information, please visit ViewArts.org or call (315) 369-6411. View is located at 3273 State Route 28 in Old Forge, New York.