Tonight at 7:30 PM is this week’s installment of the Local Live concert series. The Sisters Sweet headline tonight presented by the Oxford American magazine. Local Live showcases the best of local and regional music talent and is always free and open to the public. Call ahead to South on Main to make your reservations and ensure a table at (501) 244-9660.
The Sisters Sweet is a trio of sirens that sing and play original works by Candy Lee. Gorgeous three-part harmonies create a sound that is sensual and powerful, yet honest and tender. Though they’re not afraid to share their softer side, these ladies also know how to get down. Rooted in the earthiness of folk, The Sisters Sweet keep it fresh by merging modern indie influences with throwback moods of funk and blues. Their jazz-inspired vocal stylings are reminiscent of Billie Holiday and The Andrews Sisters. Their lyrics are thought-provoking and passionate, bringing into question the forms of our shared human condition, and evoking visions of a more harmonious reality.
Candy Lee is the 2011 Northwest Arkansas Music Award Winner for Best Female Singer/Songwriter and Best Female Vocalist in a Band. The Sisters Sweet (formerly Candy Lee and the Sweets) have performed at the Yonder Mountain Harvest Festival, as well as the Fayetteville Roots Festival, and a sold out show at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. They have opened for Amy LaVere, The Lost Gonzo Band, and Elephant Revival.