Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular returns Dec. 21

BRATTLEBORO — For eight years running, The Sweetback Sisters have been selling out theaters across the Northeast with their signature take on the holiday sing-along.

The country, swing, honky-tonk, and old-time music sextet will again be performing their annual Christmas concert in Brattleboro at the First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m.

According to a news release, this show requires audience participation (lyric sheets are provided) and a love for all kinds of holiday music. All the songs are presented with the Sweetback Sisters' signature mix of harmony singing and twin fiddling, along with a healthy dose of holiday cheer.

Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode's family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the 1950s and 60s, and their show also features a healthy dose of trivia, prizes, and matching outfits.

They started the Country Christmas Singalong in 2009 at the Jalopy Theater in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It has become a tradition, captured on the album The Sweetback Sisters' Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular, on which the band turns to the canon of Christmas and holiday songs.

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