GOSHEN — The Sweetback Sisters are set to perform at Ignition Music Garage, 120 E. Washington St., Goshen, Thursday. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
The Sisters will arrive in The Maple City having garnered no shortage of critical accolades, including:
• “Americana darlings (with a) roadhouse edge” — NPR
• “Strong singers who revel in close harmonies” — The New Yorker
• “(A) twisted blend of vintage twang” — The Village Voice
• “If you think the concepts of hipster Brooklynites and classic country music are mutually exclusive, allow us to introduce you to this swinging sextet. Fronted by the closely harmonizing duo of Zara Bode and Emily Miller, the zingy group is simultaneously reverent of tradition and contemporaneously cheeky.” — The Boston Globe
Via The Sweetback Sisters website, Bode describes the group’s sound.
“We’re a renegade retro band that mixes up country, swing and honky tonk,” she said. “Sometimes what we deliver is straight out of the ‘50s; other times it’s BR549 meets The B52s.”
The band has six album releases: “Bang!” (self-released, 2007), “Chicken Ain’t Chicken” (Signature Sounds, 2009), “Be Back Home Tonight” (2010), “Looking for a Fight” (2011), “Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular” (2012) and “Bulldog” (2013).
For ticket and other information, visit the website www.ignitionmusic.net or call 574-971-8282.