T Sisters

About

About the T Sisters

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Photo by Michael Woolsey

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. Their sound represents a continuum of music, from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana.

In the last two years, they’ve been honored to support such acts as Amos Lee, Todd Rundgren, The Waybacks, Laurie Lewis, ALO, Elephant Revival, The California Honeydrops, and more. Notable performances include Merlefest, Kate Wolf Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (support role), Sisters Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Americana Music Association Festival, Music City Roots, and Garrison Keillor’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion’.

In 2014, the T Sisters released their debut full-length album Kindred Lines under the production of folk/bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis, and they look forward to the release of their new full-length album recorded at the legendary Barefoot Studios in LA in 2016.

 Highlights

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Young T Sisters, Berkeley circa 1990

Though the roots of their project are many years in the making, the T Sisters became full-time musicians only in 2014. Since then they have accomplished much: their first full-length album, produced by Grammy-winning musician Laurie Lewis, and a new EP; a performance of the national anthem at the San Francisco Giants game; supporting vocals three years in a row at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass; performances at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco in support of Todd Rundgren and ALO; and an exciting performance on Garrison Keillor’s classic live radio show ‘A Prairie Home Companion.’ They have been honored to lend their vocals to a range of musicians and musical projects: Laurie Lewis, Amos Lee, Jim Lauderdale, The Waybacks, The California Honeydrops, Elephant Revival, Everyone Orchestra, Jennifer Hartswick, and many more.  The T Sisters look forward to many more musical adventures together as well as the release of their upcoming full-length album, recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios (San Francisco) and Barefoot Recording Studios (LA) by co-producer/engineer Cian Riordan, in 2016.

Musical Theater and Community Events with Chthonic Theater

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“A Murmured Tale” promo photo by Scott Finsthwait

Chthonic Theater (pronounced thon-ik) is an Oakland-based performing and visual arts collective. Founded by the T Sisters and Analisa Svehaug, the collective is based out of the eclectic neighborhood of Jingletown in Oakland.

Chthonic Theater collaborates with and supports local artists through regular variety shows, musical theater productions, parades and more.

Chthonic Theater’s events and productions incorporate music, dance, theater, and written word, as well as visual transformation of space through costuming and set design.

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