'The warm plaintive voices of Sarah Hawker and Debra Clifford were simply destined to be entwined. Chad Crumm's production makes you feel like you are in the room with them. Their own compositions are indistinguishable in spirit and quality from the traditionals or Stanley Brothers songs here. Instrumental accompaniment by Clifford, Crumm, and Rose Sinclair (Heartbeats, Planet Zydeco) is all the more compelling for it's restraint. 'Omie Wise' features Hawker's voice unaccompanied and is the most chilling rendition I have heard. (BC) Dirty Linen Magazine This first Lonesome Sister album features the traditional lonesome mountain sounds and harmonies of Sarah Hawker and Debra Clifford. With sparse instrumentation and strong, distinctive high harmonies, the Sisters let the songs speak for themselves. Rose Sinclair of The Hearbeats plays clawhammer banjo and Chad Crumm of The Hix plays fiddle. Songs include classics by The Stanley Brothers, Blind Willie Johnson, a cappella gospel, unaccompanied Appalachian ballads and original pieces. Liner Notes: 1. Could You Love Me One More Time (Carter Stanley) 2. Over The Sea (Sarah Hawker) 3. Elkhorn Ridge (Traditional) 4. I Have No Mother Now (Traditional) 5. If That's The Way You Feel (Stanley Brothers) 6. Pretty Saro (Traditional) 7. Precious Memories (Traditional, Arranged by Sarah Hawker) 8. Let Your Light Shine on Me (Blind Willie Johnson) 9. Omie Wise (Traditional) 10. Old Flames (Hugh Moffatt) 11. Western Dream (Debra Clifford) 12. Bright Morning Stars (Traditional) Sarah Hawker, lead vocals Debra Clifford, harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin Rose Sinclair, clawhammer banjo Chad Crumm, fiddle.
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