Monday, February 19, 2018

#MusicMonday - T Sisters (Part III): Great American Music Hall Show on 3/9

#MusicMonday this month is dedicated to the T Sisters, who are a vocally driven contemporary folk band hailing from Oakland, California. This week, Part III, is the official press release for the upcoming San Francisco show on 3/9, check it out below!  

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T Sisters Celebrate International Women’s Day
with a Co-Headlining Show w/ Megan Slankard & The Wreckage
and Special Guest All-Female Choir Conspiracy of Venus
at Great American Music Hall


Friday, March 9, 2018
Great American Music Hall
859 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $19/$24, Time: 8:30 pm

Oakland, CA -- Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – At the height of awareness around the #metoo movement and Women’s Marches just occurring across the nation, the T Sisters and Megan Slankard & The Wreckage co-headline an incredible evening of female-fronted music in honor of International Women’s Day at the Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, CA) on Friday, March 9, 2018. Special guest SF-based all-female choir Conspiracy of Venus also performs on the show. The T Sisters are available for interviews upon request.

A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, International Women’s Day is a call to action for accelerating gender parity. On International Women’s Day 2018, rich and diverse local events will connect women from all around the world with political rallies, business conferences, and music events to produce a web of consciousness ensuring the future for women is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.

“For this year’s International Women’s Day, we wanted to craft a show celebrating the music of bands led by women, including ourselves, Megan Slankard, and of course some surprise special guests,” say the T Sisters. “The show commemorates sisterhood in the face of the struggles women continue to face today. As female artists at this pivotal point in history, we find it incredibly important to cultivate connection over rivalry and solidarity over competition.”

Megan Slankard comments, "It's empowering to be part of a show with such beautiful, fierce, and exceptionally talented women such as the T Sisters. I can't think of a better way to celebrate International Women's Day than being with a room full of strong, wonderful women (and men)—on stage and off—celebrating positive energy, love, and good music together."

Leading up to their latest headlining San Francisco concert, the T Sisters have recently performed their awe-inspiring harmonies in full effect at The Fillmore (“Summer of Love” celebration with Jefferson Starship and Quicksilver Messenger Service), Paramount Theatre (with Oakland Symphony and W. Kamau Bell), SF Jazz, and The Freight & Salvage. The T Sisters were also recently a featured guest to sing the national anthem at AT&T Park for the SF Giants (July 2017); they toured with Amos Lee and The Wood Brothers in 2016/2017; and sang on stage at Floydfest 2017 with Keller Williams and The Wood Brothers. T Sisters released their latest self-titled studio album in October 2016 and have since released the EP entitled Live at Tiny Telephone in October 2017 (videos from the recording session can be viewed at https://tsisters.com/video-listing).

The T Sisters are making a name for themselves as one of the West Coast’s foremost indie-Americana acts poised to break out nationally in 2018. While inspired by the American folk tradition, the T Sisters’ music also embodies a fresh and contemporary sound with inflections of pop, R&B/soul and country. The T Sisters write music that casts a portrait of life experiences replete with love, struggle, and self-discovery, and is unified by a landscape of close harmonies that only sisters can create. At the Great American Music Hall show, the T Sisters will perform with their full band featuring Steve Height (acoustic bass), Andrew Allen Fahlander (mandolin, guitar), Marlon Aldana (drums), and Kevin Wong (keyboard).

Conspiracy of Venus is a 30-woman vocal ensemble based in San Francisco that explores the creative frontiers of music under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride. The choir interprets Joyce’s daring and inventive arrangements of beloved songs, ranging from popular classics (Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” and David Bowie’s “Life On Mars”) to edgy contemporary pieces (Bjork’s “Possibly Maybe”), as well as original compositions by Joyce, with dazzling technical verve and tons of personality.

For a comprehensive list of all forthcoming T Sisters tour dates, please visit: https://tsisters.com


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Monday, February 12, 2018

#MusicMonday - T Sisters (Part II): YouTube Feature

#MusicMonday this month is dedicated to the T Sisters, who are a vocally driven contemporary folk band hailing from Oakland, California. This week, Part II, is a special shout out to their YouTube channel. Check out the videos below for a quick sample and head to their channel to see EVERYTHING! :) Be sure to subscribe and set alerts because new and exclusive content will be coming soon!
Original song "Molasses" by Chloe Tietjen 

from T Sisters' debut album 'Kindred Lines.'
"Three Little Birds" (Bob Marley Cover)
"You'll Be Fine" (Live at High Sierra Music Festival 2014)
"Time In A Bottle" (Jim Croce Cover)


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Monday, February 5, 2018

#MusicMonday - T Sisters from Oakland, CA

#MusicMonday this month is dedicated to the T Sisters, who are a vocally driven contemporary folk band hailing from Oakland, California. The three sisters’ inventive songwriting is supported by their own acoustic instrumentation as well as by upright bassist Steve Height and mandolinist/guitar player Andrew Allen Fahlander. When performing their lively set of originals and covers—occasionally in arresting a cappella–they captivate audiences with close harmonies, creative arrangements, and sassy performance style. Touching on elements of folk, Americana, gospel, R&B, bluegrass and soul, the T Sisters weave evocative stories with a sound that is at once modern and timeless. [Intro c/o Facebook]

FULL BIO from their website:
The T Sisters, born and raised in California and now based in the creative hub of Oakland, embody harmony. It’s in their blood, bones, and history. Erika, Rachel and Chloe have been singing and writing music together since childhood, and the lifetime of practice shows.

The three sisters’ inventive songwriting is supported by their own acoustic instrumentation as well as upright bass (Steve Height), mandolin/guitar (Andrew Allen Fahlander), and drums (Marlon Aldana). Their sound represents a continuum of music, from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana.

Following their 2014 debut album Kindred Lines (produced by folk/bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis), the T Sisters released their self-titled full-length album in October of 2016. T Sisters has already received extensive airplay leading to a top position in the Roots Music Reports and continues to climb in the Americana Charts.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

#MusicMonday - "Luck" and "Home" by American Authors

#MusicMonday is dedicated to "Luck" and "Home" by American Authors. These songs have heartfelt lyrics, along with the rest of the songs on their "Oh, What A Life" album. This band has done a great job executing a well produced record that is genuine, catchy and musically robust. Give it a listen, the entire thing, or any song on their album and ride the wave of their musicianship. It's fun and if you enjoy it, you can hit repeat again and again!


How can we make amends when we said all we said?
I call and you don't pick up
How can I say instead that I hope it's for the best?
I won't, and I won't give up
I'm sorry, Mother
I know I let you down
I'm sorry for how I up and left this town
How can we push aside all the bad and make it right
Now you got me all choked up
I'm sorry, brother
I know I let you down
I'm sorry for how I up and left this town
Please just listen 'cause I don't ask for much
I am my own man, I make my own luck
How can we both pick sides when we know nothing's right?
Open up the door that's shut
How can I have my pride and drink away my soul tonight?
Sorrow's filling up my cup
I'm sorry, father
I know I let you down
I'm sorry for how I up and left this town
Please just listen 'cause I don't ask for much
I am my own man, I make my own luck
Well some birds aren't meant to be caged
And I just can't see the light of day
Please forgive me I can't remember
Please forgive me, no one is calling
Please forgive me, I can't believe it
No
Gonna pick myself up, so I don't let this ever grow
Even if I mess up, I won't let this ever go
It's hard to stay
It's hard to stay
'Cause some birds aren't meant to be caged
How can I set us free?
I'm what you taught me to be
Shouldn't that be enough?
It's time that we make amends
Let's forget the things we said
You know we were all just stuck
I'm sorry, mother
I know I let you down
I'm sorry, father
I didn't stick around
Please just listen 'cause I don't ask for much
I am my own man, I make my own luck
Please just listen 'cause I don't ask for much
Just like my old man, I make my own luck
And some birds aren't meant to be caged
And some just won't see the light of day
Please forgive me I can't remember
Please forgive me, no one is calling
Please forgive me, I can't believe it
No
Gonna pick myself up, so I don't let this ever grow
Even if I mess up, I won't let this ever go
It's hard to stay
It's hard to stay
'Cause some birds aren't meant to be caged
Please just listen 'cause I don't ask for much
I am my own man, I make my own luck
Please just listen 'cause I don't ask for much
I am my own man, I make my own luck


I've got these letters tattooed on my arm
That remind me each second of where I come from
And the long hard road to get me back home

Back to my mama who raised me up right
And back to my lady, I held every night
It's a long hard road trying to get home

I'd been gone now for too long

I'm not trying to stop a hurricane
I'm not trying to shake the ground below
I'm just trying to find a way to make it back home

I'm not trying to part the ocean waves
I'm not trying to overthrow the throne
I'm just trying to find a way to make it back home
I'm just trying to get home

I've got this image engraved in my mind
Of a life that I had in a whole different time
It still breathes and lives at the end of the road

I've seen mountains and valleys through my missing days
But I never once parted with how you begged me to stay
I will run down that long hard and treacherous road to get home

I'm not trying to stop a hurricane
I'm not trying to shake the ground below
I'm just trying to find a way to make it back home

I'm not trying to part the ocean waves
I'm not trying to overthrow the throne
I'm just trying to find a way to make it back home
I'm just trying to get home

I've been gone for so long
But my heart it carries on
As it pounds like a drum
On my journey back home

I've been gone for so long
But my heart it carries on
I won't give up

I'm not trying to stop a hurricane
I'm not trying to shake the ground below
I'm just trying to find a way to make it back home

I'm not trying to part the ocean waves
I'm not trying to overthrow the throne
I'm just trying to find a way to make it back home
I'm just trying to get home

I'm just trying to get home

Monday, January 8, 2018

#MusicMonday - "Round And Round" by RATT

#MusicMonday is dedicated to "Round And Round" by RATT. This song was a huge hit and is still always fun to listen and play along to. Special shout out to Marcus!