Portsmouth, RI – Common Fence Music has announced that The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Sing-Along Spectacular will be taking place on Saturday, December 16, 2017, 8 pm. Doors will open at 7 pm.

The concert will take place at Common Fence Point Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI. Tickets to the show are $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets and information may be obtained at CommonFenceMusic.org, or at BrownPaperTickets.org.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the golden era of country music with a heavy dose of rockabilly edge. For eight years running, they have been selling out theaters across the Northeast with their signature take on the holiday sing-along. This wildly popular show requires a bit of audience participation (Fear not! Songbooks are provided!) and a love for all genres of holiday music. Add in a healthy dose of trivia, prizes, and matching outfits and it’s safe to say you’ve got yourself a bona fide SPECTACULAR!

Technically, The Sweetback Sisters come from Brooklyn, but philosophically, they hail from a parallel universe, an alternate timeline in which honky-tonk became the dominant sound in modern country music. With airtight harmonies, blazing leads, charging rhythms, and playful lyrics, the group’s songs center around the charismatic vocal interplay of Emily Miller and Zara Bode and their timely take on country’s golden age. Hints of jazz and ragtime flesh out the group’s unique brand of Americana, as Miller, Bode, and their remarkably versatile band (guitarist Ryan Hommel, fiddler Ben Sanders, bassist Jason Sypher, and drummer Stefan Amidon) conjure up a singular blend of heart, humor, and virtuosic musicianship. For more information, visit https://www.thesweetbacksisters.com/.

The Common Fence Point Hall is located at 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI. Per tradition, all shows at CFM’s Portsmouth venue are BYOB & Picnic. Concert-goers are invited to bring food and beverages to enjoy during the performances. In honor of this special country holiday event, $10 BBQ pulled pork sandwich, baked bean and coleslaw plates will be available for purchase, as well as holiday goodies and refreshments. The hall is fully accessible. Ticket prices vary. For more information about Common Fence Music, please visit CommonFenceMusic.org, or call (401)683-5085.

 

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