MP3 Three Weird Sisters - Rite the First Time
Folk with a Gaelic and even Bluegrass season Rite the First Time swings from the empyrean to the punch-drunk and from the corporeal to the spiritual in eclectic mixes of harmonic vocals and acoustic instruments (harp, guitar, bodhran, and upright bass).
15 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, WORLD: Gaelic
Rite the First Time Songs
"[Three Weird Sisters] make bewitching, eclectic music ... think the Dixie Chicks do Shakespeare." -- Bill Osinski, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 12, 2003
Three Weird Sisters... There are three of them (Brenda Sutton, Teresa Gibson Powell, and Gwen Knighton.) They are weird (or at least their collection and presentation of songs is weird, everything from Renaissance ballads to 'country on a harp' to sf with a twist.) And they are sisters of a sort (different parents, same heart.)
Three Weird Sisters play at folk clubs and music festivals near their homeland of Atlanta, Georgia. They're branching out with appearances across the country (see their web page for a location near you!)
Brenda Sutton has been actively involved in music her whole life and has been a singer/songwriter for over twenty years. Rarely on time for any event, Brenda is the guitarist / percussionist who keeps Three Weird Sisters in time with her odd "Gene Krupa" style of bodhran playing. It's hard to describe how Brenda makes the sounds she gets out of a frame drum while using two paint brushes held together with masking tape. Really.
Teresa Gibson Powell sings in crisp, clear tones and plays the 3/4 upright bass - an instrument far taller and wider (and heavier) than herself. She plucks it with gusto and bows it with passion. You'll hear her bluegrass roots in many of TWS's arrangements. Teresa is an avid herbalist, Reiki Master, and possesses a large and beautiful tattoo that spans the entire canvas of her back.
Gwen Knighton took the Scottish Harp Society of America's National title in the Journeyman division for the year 2000 and won a study scholarship to the 2001 Edinburgh Harp Festival, where she hobnobbed with champion harpers from other countries. In 2001, she competed in her first SHSA National competition at the Master level and placed fourth in a field of professional harpers, all of whom had previously won the title Her musical background runs the gamut from classical vocal training, arranging, harmony, conducting and theory classes to her lifelong fascination for traditional music and special love for murder ballads.
Together these three women make a unique blend of instruments and voice. They love singing together, and that's evident in the delivery of their corporeal. Come listen to them - you too may become a Weirdo for Three Weird Sisters.
Note: Three Weird Sisters is not the Wyrd Sisters. We enjoy their music and don't want you to be confused. While we'd love you to buy our CD, if you're looking for the Wyrd Sisters you need to go to another CD site. But before you go, try our samples - you may like what you hear!