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PUTNEY >> Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present country, swing, honky-tonk and old-time music quintet The Sweetback Sisters at Next Stage on Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.

The Sweetback Sisters forge their own sound by delivering arrangements that combine the soul of classic '40s, '50s and '60s-era country music with an undeniably contemporary edge. Emily Miller (vocals, fiddle), Zara Bode (vocals, guitar), Stefan Amidon (drums), Rob Hecht (fiddle) and Jason Loughlin (electric guitar) take their inspiration from the Davis Sisters and Louvin Brothers, as well as the spirited honky-tonk energy of Wanda Jackson and Loretta Lynn. Zara and Emily's family-style harmonies reflect a deeply felt love for traditional country music styles and a palpable joy in playing and singing together, and the band's signature mix of harmony singing, rollicking telecaster and twin fiddling is as infectious as it is heartbreaking.


Zara Bode and Emily Miller started singing together in the Montpelier, VT – based choir Northern Harmony. While performing an eclectic repertoire of shape-note hymns and eastern European harmonies, the two discovered a mutual love of good old American country music. They moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., reeled in an all-star cast of back-up musicians, and started playing in venues up and down the eastern United States.

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 at the door. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-Op in Putney. Katy's will provide a beer and wine cash bar at the concert. For more information, visit, or