The Skipperdees

The Skipperdees

Jul 25, 2013 |  0 comments
Date: Jul 25, 2013 Time: 8:00 pm Price: $10 in advance, $12 day of show Type: folk/old time

The Skipperdees (twin sisters Emily and Catherine Backus) hail from Oak Ridge, TN, a town mentioned in the 1989 film Fat Man and Little Boy, which featured Paul Newman and his mustache. They write sad songs but are happy people, currently working with producer Jim White on a debut “big girl record.”  The Sisters Backus have recently had the chance to collaborate with such luminaries as Caroline Herring, Packway Handle Band, Minton Sparks, and Ben Sollee.

“The Skipperdees…are all about transcendent experiences and superhuman music.  The duo has created a distinctive sound with songs that showcase their clean harmonies and provocative lyrics… Their music carries a strong southern influence, … an uncommon mixture of technology, religion, and Appalachian traditions. The duo admits the convergence of cultures from their upbringing has definitely affected their work.
Though their sound is undeniably folk, their influences vary from Beethoven to The Spice Girls. They are also avid readers enjoying poetry and the prose of William Faulkner. Musicians with a sense of humor, their comedic aspect shines as a feature in their stage banter at live shows. “We’re going to break your heart but then you’re going to laugh a little bit,” said Emily, to which Catherine added, “You’ll release some endorphins either way.” ”
-Michelle Correll, The GSC Voice

visit their website: http://www.theskipperdees.com/index.html

 

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