The Whipstitch Sallies
**Winners of the Shady Grove Fiddle Festival band competition, July 2011**
After their debut festival appearance in July 2010 alongside Goldmine Pickers (Goshen, IN) and The Steel Wheels (Harrisonburg, VA), the group performed regularly in Nashville, IN and Indianapolis. According to The Indianapolis Star, "The Whipstitch Sallies have been creating a buzz on the local...music scene" as they enter their third year of performing.
They have taken their old-time, folk, and bluegrass music as far south as Owensborough, KY and as far north as Berrien Springs, MI, where they won the award for best competing band at the Shady Grove Fiddle Festival in 2011. Their self-titled album also features "original, well-crafted lyrics" that show "a knack for getting phrasing just right," according to reviews.
Fans say that the four-piece string band is at its best when joining voices in harmony. Front-woman Allie Burbrink's vocals blend beautifully with Kat Erickson's sweet harmonies and Sam Robert's strong alto. Newcomer Katie Burk's vocals also add a nice vintage sound to the group. The Whipstitch Sallies layer their vocals over a refreshing new take on traditional instruments including the guitar, bass, mandolin, and fiddle. Their individual and unique musical backgrounds influence their interpretation of the music and how it is played.
Together, these entertaining young ladies will delight you with their interesting arrangements and vocal harmonies.
The Edinburgh Pixy Theatre, Mgr. (View)
111 South Walnut St.
Edinburgh, IN 46124
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|