No, it’s not a joke; it’s the beginning of a music group, a.k.a. “SongSisters”!
Although each performer has her own CDs, the group began hearing requests for a SongSisters recording. So they invited Bruce Roper (Sons of the Never Wrong) to record two July performances at Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret (Chicago), and to capture their audiences’ enthusiasm in the mix. Back in Roper’s studio, they chose which songs to include, tweaked sound levels, and created an album that re-creates atmosphere of their live shows.
The group will release their SongSisters Live! CD at their Friday, November 8th show (7:00pm) at JustGoods, 201 7th St., Rockford. “We couldn’t be more excited,” says Fink. “JustGoods is a true listening room, and the audiences really enjoy themselves. Both Amy and I have performed there previously. This will be Patti’s first time, and our first time at JustGoods as SongSisters. And we’ll be able to offer folks our brand new CD as well!”
“JustGoods is such a supportive environment,”
Included on the SongSisters Live! disc is a .pdf of their lyrics – in legible format and size – with additional pictures from one of the recorded performances. “We still value the physical album, with its artwork and selected order,” explains Shaffner, “so we wanted to offer something extra to those who purchase it. You just put the CD in a computer and open the file, even while you’re listening. You can magnify the text; you can print, or just view on the screen. We think the pictures add to the experience, too.”
SongSisters have also headlined at The Lake County Folk Club (Gurnee), Uncommon Ground (Chicago), Cornucopia Café (Valparaiso, IN) and more. On November 23rd they’ll perform at the storied Front Porch Music stage, also in Valparaiso. To learn more about upcoming performances, please visit http://songsisters.net .
Who/What: SongSisters (Amy Dixon-Kolar, Patti Shaffner, and Sue Fink), performing and releasing their new CD, SongSisters Live!
Where: JustGoods, 201 7th St., Rockford, IL
When: Friday, November 8th, 7pm-9pm (with intermission)
Find more about JustGoods at http://justgoods.info or by calling 815/965-8903.
Cost: $Donations requested and appreciated. CDs will also be available for purchase.