The T Sisters
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:10-7:55pm
Faith Petric Stage - Auditorium
The T Sisters are a genuine sister singing group based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Their unique yet classic sound invites a range of likenesses: from soulful 60's girl groups to the sirens from the Coen Brothers' film Oh Brother Where Art Thou and the Andrews Sisters.
Rachel (vox, guitar), Chloe (vox) and Erika Tietjen (vox, guitar) are all songwriters in their own right and switch off on lead vocals. While their voices blend seamlessly, each has a distinct singing and writing style.
Erika, the eldest sister, weaves a story with attitude and will belt it out with the confidence and style of a jazz diva. Rachel's soulful and raw style is highlighted in her vintage blues-inspired tunes. Chloe sings her heartfelt and often poetic lyrics in a subtle country vibrato. The combination results in a very eclectic repertoire unified by a landscape of close harmonies.
Their eloquent harmonies, while sometimes performed a cappella, are often supported by guitar, piano, drums and upright bass. The T Sisters' band includes their father, Ramsey Tietjen, on piano and lead guitar.
In 2011, the T Sisters co-produced their first EP with renowned mandolin player Mike Marshall. Grammy award winner Todd Phillips accompanied them on bass and their father, Ramsey Tietjen, on guitar.
The T Sisters, with their coveted blend, have lent backing vocals to some of the Bay Area's finest musicians: local bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Robin Flower & Libby McLaren, Hot Buttered Rum, Melody Walker, Wendy Burch Steel, Eliza Gilkyson, American Nomad, The California Honeydrops and many more.
The T Sisters have played venues on both coasts of the United States from The Freight and Salvage, the Bay Area's longstanding edifice of folk music, to the legendary Bitter End in Manhattan's West Village.
They are currently beginning their first full-length album under the production of their friend and mentor Laurie Lewis.