There are two ways of handling a dangerous, raging river: you can surrender and let it carry you away, or you can swim against the flow. For The Secret Sisters, there was a point after the release of their last record when they could have chosen to do neither – instead, sinking to the bottom as the weight of the world washed away their dreams. They went from touring with Bob Dylan to losing their label, purging their team, filing bankruptcy and almost permanently trading harmonies for housecleaning. But there’s a mythical pull to music that kept sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers moving forward, and they came out with a biting and beautiful third LP, produced by Brandi Carlile, You Don’t Own Me Anymore. Their first as New West signees, it’s a document of hardship and redemption, of pushing forward when it would be so much easier to drown in grief. And it’s a story about how passion and pure artistry can be the strongest sort of salvation – how art is left, like perfect grains of sand, when everything else has washed away.
“We are more proud of these songs than we have ever been,” says Laura. “Some of the songs are a little more cryptic, but some of them are very pointed and honest and direct. And we had to let those songs happen. We had to let ourselves be angry again, and bring up things we wanted to forget.”
Head back to the 1950s and the sweet vocal harmonies of the Doo-Wop era! With memorable songs like “Under the Boardwalk,” “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” and “On Broadway”, THE DRIFTERS offer a blend of tasteful music and class, all wrapped up in their famous patented choreography. The Cornell Gunter COASTERS were known as the supreme comedians of rock and roll. The monumental songs “Yakkety Yak (Don’t Talk Back)” “Charlie Brown” and “Poison Ivy”, helped THE COASTERS to become the first vocal group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987!
Jaimee is a vocalist with a voice to span the genres. Her main focus has been Jazz, Blues and Gospel.
Growing up in Southern Illinois, Paul was influenced by many musical forms and styles; but jazz and its rich nuances and history held a special place in her heart. In 2008, her love for and amazing interpretation of these standards led to a recording contract with Green Hill Music, signing on as their first female jazz vocalist. Paul’s first album, ‘At Last’, reached #1 on the iTunes album charts. Jaimee is now preparing to release her newest album ‘Bonded’. This album is a daring tribute to the most famous Bond themes in music history. She delves into the spirit of the artists and finds new glory in the songs. Paul fearlessly tackles the great memories of iconic songs, and brings them to a new level.