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The Center For The Arts Presents T Sisters with Honey of the Heart opening
Friday, March 16th, 2018 8:00 PM Main Stage Theater
“…one foot steeped in old-time bluegrass tradition and the other stepping forward, blazing their own stylistic path…” – San Francisco Chronicle
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 (Marlon Aldana). 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, The Wood Brothers, 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’. Following their 2014 debut album Kindred Lines (produced by folk/bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis), the T Sisters released their self-titled full-length album in October of 2016. T Sisters has already received extensive airplay leading to a top position in the Roots Music Reports and continues to climb in the Americana Charts.
Honey of the Heart
“A feast for the senses and a balm for the soul… leaving you with chills and an open heart”. – KVMR
Honey of the Heart is an ambrosial mix of musical interpretations influenced by folk, soul, jazz and world/flamenco influences, created in a collective and organic manner.
Fronted by Justin Ancheta and Maren Metke, their style is described as Folk, Soul, World, Roots, fusion with rich harmonies, and powerful vocals.
This versatile, inspiring duo weaves together soaring, rich vocals and melodies, haunting, epic, harmonies, contagious polyrhythms infused with deep, soulful, intimate presence, message and skill to sweeten the hearts of all who listen.
They were featured twice at WorldFest 2015, Prana Festival 2014, had the honor of opening for Taj Mahal in March 2015, and Rising Appalachia in Fall 2014. In 2016 they made appearances at SOUP Fest, Bicycle Music Festival, Wild and Scenic Film Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Makers Faire. They have produced 2 EP’s since Fall 2014, including ‘Live @ CFTA’. They released their ‘Best of Live’ “Duo Live’ in Nevada City. Justin Ancheta and Maren Metke of Honey of the Heart are often joined by Adrienne Shamszad, Eliyahu Sills, Jesse Weber, Alex Scammon (Garcia), Cello Joe and more special guests.