THE SWAYBACK SISTERS
on Sunset Road
Friday, April 20, 2012
5 pm (edt)
Laura Blackley, Cary Fridley and Mary Ellen Bush, known collectively as The Swayback Sisters, will swing by Sunset Road for some live music and conversation before their concert that same night at the Mockingbird in Staunton, Virginia. They will be sharing the bill with Alex Caton, who will be stopping by Folk & Beyond the previous day.
The Swayback Sisters are an all-female, close harmony trio based out of Asheville, NC. We specialize in old-school country soul, Appalachian-style folk ballads, and dirty acoustic blues. We draw heavily on the music that came before us, and pay loving homage to musicians such as Memphis Minnie, Ola Belle Reed, and Bessie Smith, to name a few. Our shows bridge the past with the future, with one foot firmly planted in the here and now.
The Swayback Sisters are comprised of Laura Blackley on guitar, banjo uke and vocals, Cary Fridley on upright bass, banjo, banjo uke and vocals, and Mary Ellen Bush on upright bass, guitar, banjo uke and vocals.