The Secret Sisters
Barely in their twenties and already making a name for themselves, sisters Lydia and Laura Rogers have a style that takes people on a journey to a simpler time. The two are from Muscle Shoals Alabama and grew up surrounded by love and music.
The girls first got noticed when Laura went to Nashville for an audition; producer Dave Cobb and a few other music business representatives were looking to possibly craft a new singing group. “Lydia was delayed so I drove up by myself,” says Laura. “I didn’t think I had a chance.” The song she chose was by singer Brandi Carlile “Same Old You.” “I didn’t know if I did well or not.”
By the time Laura got home her phone was ringing off the hook with messages from representatives from the audition asking her back. Dave recalls, “When she told us she had a sister, we all looked at each other in disbelief.”
Lydia showed up later, and when the two were asked to sing together, all the music business representatives present realized the mission was a simple one: To capture this abundance of raw talent in its purest form. The Secret Sisters were born.
It was The Secret Sisters’ vocals and their love and respect for music and harmony that first caught the attention of T Bone Burnett, who signed on as Executive Producer after spending time with Laura and Lydia and hearing them sing live. He is releasing the album on his new label created especially for this release, Beladroit. As T Bone explains, “I have been making music for over forty years and The Secret Sisters album is as close to pure as it gets.
A batch of demos was produced and record companies began responding accordingly, within weeks they were signed to Universal Republic. In following, the sisters have performed with everyone from Willie Nelson to Ray LaMontagne, in venues all over the country and Europe.
The album hit stores on October 12, 2010, and immediately garnered raving accolades from music critics across the nation. USA Today called it “the most charming debut of the year,” and the Los Angeles Times claimed, “Even a cynic would find it difficult not to succumb to the sweetness and purity that’s at the heart of the sisters’ music.” As if that isn’t enough, Rolling Stone admiringly wrote, “They're also boundless fun. Pouring out harmonies on originals ("Tennessee Me"), spunky covers (the kitsch classic "Something Stupid") and sublime traditional ballads ("Do You Love an Apple"), they make you believe, for three minutes or so, the lie that music was purer and better way back when.”
The Secret Sisters