The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular puts the fun back in the holidays! The Earlville Opera House travels to Oneida to present their silky harmonies and western swing on Friday, December 19th at 8 pm at the Oneida Community Mansion House historic theater. The six-piece band features razor sharp musicianship and complex arrangements on fiddle, guitar, drums and bass. “We’re a renegade retro band that mixes up country, swing and honky tonk,” explains Bode. “Sometimes what we deliver is straight out of the 50s; other times it’s BR549 meets The B52s.” The performance by the Sweetback Sisters is generously sponsored by the Oneida Daily Dispatch.
For their Country Christmas, the Sweetback Sisters play some of their retro country sounds as well revamp holiday tunes with the energy behind their hard-driving country tunes to making your toes find it hard to stay still in those winter boots. The band even provides sing-along packets for the audience to sing along.
The holiday show will feature music from their CD of the same name. “Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular, which has…a predominantly swing bottom line with a barn-raisin’ country savor that’s absolutely irresistible…Zara Bode and Emily Miller really are sweet, their voices like meadowlarks…and they boast a crack outfit behind ‘em, anchored by a guy who’s astonishing on guitar…The combination of all that results in a zesty, spirited, and sometimes backwoods reverential disc that’s also just plain fun. Look at Country Christmas as though it were the LP Dan Hicks, the Andrews Sisters, and Dolly Parton never teamed up to put out.” Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
The New York Music Daily blog captures the essence of the band: “For one, this band knows their roots…beginning around the time country bands started using electric guitars and taking it up to the Bakersfield era, which employed electric bass and drums along with the Telecasters. They romp through vintage honkytonk, western swing and Tex-Mex with equal expertise. They get their signature sound from the bad-ass vocals of Emily Miller and Zara Bode, who blend voices like the long lost twin granddaughters of Rose Maddox…”
Treat yourself to the sweet sounds of the Sweetback Sisters and discover that a little swinging country is just what the holidays need! “Like a pair of luxurious soft cashmere socks for your ears, the silky vocal harmonies of Emily Miller and Zara Bode are a decadent treat.”
Don’t miss the Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas on Friday, December 19th when EOH goes to the Oneida Community Mansion House to present their holiday concert. General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth when purchased in advance; on the day of the show add $2. Tickets are at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com or call the EOH at (315) 691-3550.
The Oneida Community Mansion House is located at 170 Kenwood Ave, Oneida, NY. Map
The Kenwood and Vine Restaurant at the Oneida Mansion House will be having a discount on dinner with your concert tickets on December 19th ($10 off). Call them to make a dinner reservation or to find out more 315-366-8232. The Oneida Community Mansion House will be having a room special on the night of the show ($25 off the normal $125 overnight room) For room reservations, call 315-363-0745.
EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.
Sweetback Sisters: You Tubes of the band:
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Looking for a Fight – Signature track from their latest CD
I’m Gonna Cry…showcases the great vocals and hot guitar playing in the band during a live performance at SXSW music week in Austin at Threadgills
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