The Secret Sisters On World Cafe

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hide captionLaura and Lydia Rogers perform on World Cafe.

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Secret Sisters

Laura and Lydia Rogers perform on World Cafe.

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Set List

  • "I've Got a Feeling"
  • "Big River"
  • "Ring of Fire"
  • "Tennessee Me"

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."

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 critics are citing the lovely harmonies and "[The] history of rural American music from the 1920s and a reverence for every musical genre since", as T-Bone Burnett said.

This World Cafe segment originally aired Oct. 13, 2010.

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