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The Lovell Sisters Band: 'Just a Promise'

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The Lovell Sisters Band: 'Just a Promise'

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The Lovell sisters: from left, Rebecca, Jessica and Megan. hide caption

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The Lovell sisters: from left, Rebecca, Jessica and Megan.

Featuring the vocals and skilled instrumentation of Megan, Rebecca and Jessica Lovell, The Lovell Sisters band produces what they call an "innovative fusion of country, folk, and contemporary acoustic music." The song "Just a Promise" is from their debut album, When Forever Rolls Around. Along with other songs in the album, "Just a Promise" looks at the feelings of a woman in a troubled relationship.

Fiddler Jessica (20), guitarist Megan (17) and mandolinist Rebecca (15) began lessons in classical violin and piano at age five. The sisters sang as a trio for church and in the church choir, and all three were members of string quartets and youth symphonies. Along with winning public radio's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor National Teen Talent Competition and being featured on TBS Storyline's Backstage Pass, the sisters have won comepetitions individually.

Jake Stargel, 15, is the newest member of the band. From Lula, Ga., he pays acoustic and electric gutiar, piano, mandolin and mandola, and has also won multiple contests. The band credits Andy Nall, a family friend for more than four decades, with exposing the sisters to music ranging from Reggae to Celtic. He plays acoustic and electric bass in the band.