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Pocahontas Opera House presents The Sweetback Sisters

Pocahontas Opera House presents The Sweetback Sisters

Their honky-tonk and western swing tunes touch on subjects of heartbreak, revenge, regret and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong. Like the artists they admire, the Sweetbacks are concerned with the traditional subjects of heartbreak, revenge, remorse and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong—albeit with a contemporary sensibility.
“We’re a renegade retro band that mixes up country, swing and honky tonk,” says Zara Bode. “Sometimes what we deliver is straight out of the 1950s; other times it’s BR549 meets The B52s.”

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The Sweetback Sisters @ The Icehouse, Davis & Elkins College

The Sweetback Sisters @ The Icehouse, Davis & Elkins College

Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models. Like the artists they admire, the Sweetbacks are concerned with […]

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