Video of the day: The One I Love is Gone – The Secret Sisters

The Secret Sisters’ sound captured on their debut from 2010 has been described by T-Bone Burnett as “as close to ‘pure’ as it gets, and I’ve been doing this for forty years.”

We’ve chosen a magnificent cover version of Bill Monroe’s “The One I Love Is Gone” as todays video. Taken from a tv show (Spectacle?), this live performance give me goose bumps:

From Allmusic (James Christopher Monger):

Muscle Shoals, AL-based country-folk duo Secret Sisters formed in the late 2000s around the talents of siblings Lydia and Laura Rogers.

Combining effortless harmonies and a shared love of country music’s rich history, the sisters honed their talents wherever they could, eventually catching the ear of legendary producer/songwriter T-Bone Burnett. Burnett was so impressed that he created a label (Beladroit) for the sole purpose of releasing the Rogers’ eponymous debut.

Recorded with a team of iconic Nashville session players on period 1950s equipment, Secret Sisters arrived on October 12, 2010.

The duo also released a single on Jack White’s Third Man Records, which featured My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel on pedal steel and White on guitar.

Deserved praise for The Secret Sisters. Let’s hope they’ll do a follow up real soon. They are on “The Hunger Games” soundtrack with the beautiful, “Tomorrow will be kinder”.

– Hallgeir

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