Chicken Ain't Chicken

Chicken Ain't Chicken

by The Sweetback Sisters


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Chicken Ain't Chicken

For their second recording, the Sweetback Sisters continue to mine the roots of country cowgirl Americana à la Bob Wills with their own stamp of sweet harmony vocals and distinctive music that rodeo hearts can easily love. Zara Bode and Emily Miller are the unrelated sisters, joined by a love of classic Texas swing from the '40s tacked onto modern cautionary tales of cheatin' hearts and wanderlust. Recording in that mythical rural hotbed of Wilmington, VT, the Sweetbacks have a good idea of how it used to be in better days, despite having not really lived in a bygone era, and are convincing in that down-home recapitulation. They throw a little reggae into the mix of Miller's lone original, the unusually titled "My Uncle Used to Love Me But She Died," and put on "my best dress to walk out on you" during "Red Shoes Blues." Expertly covering the Wills lost-love evergreen "Feeling Bad," they also take the ballad/blues of Buck Owens' "It Don't Show on Me" to heart. While not soaring or overly cute, the Sisters' harmony vocals probe the depths of the spirit without shattering preconceptions, yet in their own way they sound unique. Playing the jaundiced skeptic to the hilt, they state on "They Say Virginia Is for Lovers" that they simply don't believe it. This delightful recording is short and to the point, and right up the alley of folkies or country purists, as the Sweetback Sisters push all the right buttons, gassed up and ready to move on.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/2009
Label: Signature Sounds
UPC: 0701237202228
catalogNumber: 2022
Rank: 124527

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sweetback Sisters   Primary Artist
Stefan Amidon   Drums,Vocals
Sam Kassirer   Keyboards,Guest Appearance
Joseph DeJarnette   Upright Bass
Eric Merrill   Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Zara Bode   Vocals
Ross Bellenoir   Guitar,Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Jesse Milnes   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Emily Miller   Fiddle,Vocals

Technical Credits

Buck Owens   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
R. Miller   Composer
P. Williams   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Harley Huggins   Composer
Josh Ritter   Composer
Kristin Andreassen   Composer
Eric Merrill   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
P. Forester   Composer
M. Lucey   Composer
J. P. Coats   Composer
J. Milnes   Composer
J. Emerson   Composer
H. Price   Composer
D. Van Gundy   Composer
G. Jones   Composer
E. Montgomery   Composer
J. Martin   Composer

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