Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Stairwell Sisters

How about a bit of cloggiing to go along with your music?

Here the San Francisco based Stairwell Sisters do the song Clog on Cindy in Anchorage, Alaska. The five women do a fine job with non clogging songs as well, so much so that Lloyd Maines [who should know: he's worked with Terri Hendrix, the Dixie Chicks, and just about everybody else in Texas], who co produced their latest recording, Get Off Your Money, said about the occasion when he first heard them "I happened upon this tribe of women musicians, playing old time string music, with the power and excitement of a great rock band."

They do -- I had the chance to see them in Glasgow, where they opened for Scots Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis. Quite an evening.