The Secret Sisters Sweep the U.K.
The secret is out across the pond. The debut album from Laura and Lydia Rogers -- better known as the Secret Sisters -- has made its U.K. debut at No. 1 on iTunes and the U.K. country charts.
The Alabama-bred siblings, whose sound is an ethereal throwback to 1940s and '50s country and folk music, will hit the road this year with some of their musical heroes.The pair have scored opening slots on shows with Loretta Lynn, Amos Lee, Ray LaMontagne and Brandi Carlile, the latter of whom is a dream come true for the girls.
"I'm obsessed, frighteningly crazy about Brandi Carlile," Laura admits to The Boot with a laugh. "Wherever she is, I need her to come and find me, because I love her. She is so inspiring to me on every level. Of all of the artists that I have loved throughout my life, nobody has moved me the way she does and nobody has inspired as far as performance, personality, crowd interaction, writing ability, vocal ability, nobody holds a candle to her in my book. And maybe I'm just a psycho, and she'll probably hear about me one day and say, 'Keep her at least 500 yards from me!' But I'm just so inspired by her. If we could work with her, that would be a huge thing."
The Secret Sisters are currently on a European tour with Ray LaMontagne, with whom they have also collaborated on the song 'You Can Bring Me Flowers,' found on Ray and the Pariah Dogs' new EP, 'Live Fall 2010.' A video for their own current single, 'Tennessee Me,' is expected in the coming weeks.
"We're so thankful for the fans that have embraced us and the artists that continue to reach out their hand and invite us to join them for collaborations and tours," says Laura.
"So much has happened in the last year," adds Lydia, "and we can't even begin to prepare for what could possibly come up next.
Watch an exclusive video interview with the Secret Sisters below, followed by a full list of their tour dates.
SECRET SISTERS TOUR DATES:
February 24- Bristol, UK- Colston Hall with Ray LaMontagne
February 25- Oxford, UK- New Theatre with Ray LaMontagne
February 27- Newcastle, UK- Newcastle City Hall with Ray LaMontagne
February 28- Glasgow, UK- Royal Concert Hall with Ray LaMontagne
March 1- Manchester, UK- The Bridgewater Hall with Ray LaMontagne
March 2- Bournemouth, UK- Bournemouth Pavilion with Ray LaMontagne
March 4- Dublin, Ireland- Olympia Theatre with Ray LaMontagne
March 5- Dublin, Ireland- Olympia Theatre with Ray LaMontagne
March 7- London, UK- Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
March 10- Denton, TX- 35 Conferette
March 17- Washington, D.C.- 9:30 Club with Loretta Lynn
March 18- Philadelphia, PA- Temple Performing Arts Center with Loretta Lynn
March 19- Jim Thorpe, PA- Penn's Peak with Loretta Lynn
March 24- Minneapolis, MN- State Theatre with Amos Lee
March 25- Milwaukee, WI- Turner Hall Ballroom with Amos Lee
March 26- Chicago, IL- The Vic Theatre with Amos Lee
March 27- Indianapolis, IN- Egyptian Room at Murat Center with Amos Lee
March 29- Ann Arbor, MI- The Ark with Amos Lee
April 1- New York, NY- Irving Plaza with Amos Lee
April 2- New York, NY- Irving Plaza with Amos Lee
April 3- Boston, MA- The Wilbur Theatre with Amos Lee
April 5- Philadelphia, PA- Merriam Theatre with Amos Lee
April 6- Washington, D.C.- 9:30 Club with Amos Lee
April 8- Nashville, TN- Ryman Auditorium with Amos Lee
April 9- Atlanta, GA- Variety Playhouse with Amos Lee
April 30- Indio, CA- Stagecoach 2011
May 3- Glasgow, U.K.- Oran Mor
May 4- Manchester, U.K.- Ruby Lounge
May 5- Milton Keynes, U.K.- Stables (Stage 2)
May 10- Oxford, U.K.- Academy 2
May 11- Liverpool, U.K.- Leaf
May 15- Bristol, U.K.- Academy 2
May 16- Birmingham, U.K.- Glee Club
May 17- Belfast, Northern Ireland- Auntie Annie's Porterhouse
May 18- Dublin, Ireland- Academy 2
May 25- Waterbury, CT- The Palace Theatre with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
May 26- Bangor, ME- Bangor Waterfront with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
May 28- George, WA- Sasquatch Festival
May 30- Toronto, ON- Massey Hall w/ Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
May 31- New York, NY- Central Park Summerstage with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 1- Boston, MA- Bank of America Pavilion with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 3- Saratoga Springs, NY- Saratoga Performing Arts Center with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 4- Canadaigua, NY- Constellation Brands PAC with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 6- Rochester Hills, MI- Meadow Brook with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 7- Chicago, IL- Millennium Park with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 8- Cleveland, OH- Nautica Pavillion with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 11- Columbus, OH- The LC Pavillion- Outdoors with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 12- Cincinnati, OH- PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 14- Indianapolis, IN- The Lawn at White River State Park with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 15- Kansas City, MO- Starlight Theatre with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 17- Morrison, CO- Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 18- Salt Lake City, UT- Library Square with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 20- Missoula, MT- Big Sky Brewery with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile
June 21- Boise, ID- Idaho Botanical Gardens with Ray LaMontagne & Brandi Carlile