Photos and writing courtesy of AskAsheville Music Correspondent Robert Forte.
One to Watch: The T-Sisters at the Grey Eagle – Thursday September 17, 2015 8pm
The Tietjan Sisters, or the T-Sisters as they are referred to within contemporary folk music circles, are coming to Asheville and they’re brining their distinctive brand of harmonies, talented song writing and exceptional musicianship with them.
To categorize the T-Sisters as strictly a folk trio would literally be selling these adroit siblings far beyond short. Sonic elements of bluegrass, jazz, a cappella, soul, gospel, country and even swing all seem to be more than omnipresent within Erika, Rachel and Chloe’s musical DNA.
Their new EP Ready for Love continues the strong foundation the ladies laid down on their first full length album, 2014’s Kindred Lines, produced by Grammy-winning musician Laurie Lewis.
From the uplifting feel-good opener, “Ready For Love” to their inspired and bewitching cover of the Grateful Dead’s, “Attics Of My Life”, the T-Sisters continue to prove that their ascendancy to national recognition is more of a forgone conclusion than simply the hopeful dream of three sisters growing up in the bay area of Oakland, California.
Revered for their “sassy” live performances where the sisters are often joined by upright bassist Steve Height and mandolinist/guitar player Andrew Allen on stage, audiences can expect to hear a set of frolicsome originals and rousing covers as the band opens up for both the hilarious and talented self described “bluegrass hip-pop fusion” family band, The Cleverlys.
The T-Sisters w/ The Cleverlys @ The Grey Eagle
Thursday September 17, 2015 8pm
$15 advance / $18 day of show
All ages / seated performance