HOMETOWN: Muscle Shoals, Ala.
influences: The Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel, Don Williams
ALBUM: The Secret Sisters, out now

Sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers grew up singing together in a town famous for music—but they never intended to perform as a duo. An impromptu audition for veteran producer Dave Cobb in the fall of 2009 changed all that. A few days later, Cobb had them on a plane to Los Angeles to record their first demos. “You can’t imagine what was going through my head,” says Laura. “The whole thing was starting to become a fairy tale.” Before long the sisters’ sweet harmonies were attracting other big names— T Bone Burnett signed on as executive producer for their new debut album, and Jack White released their first single on his Third Man Records. The Secret Sisters’ self-titled debut was recorded on vintage equipment in two weeks at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio. “Some songs only took a few takes to capture,” says Lydia. “Often we’ve found we’re freshest on the first take.”

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