The Magnolia Sisters
The Magnolia Sisters is a band of women who can play the whole gamut of musical styles from southwest Louisiana: Cajun, Creole, dancehall favorites, and front porch ballads. Because of their many rhythmic styles they are loved by dancers, who marvel at the variety of fun grooves they play.
All being multi-instrumentalists they switch from instruments to instrument during their shows. They are also an ideal band for seated concerts because in addition to their dancehall repertoire they tell stories, sing rich harmonies on unaccompanied ballads, and play string band numbers from the 1930’s. Much of the Magnolia Sisters music has been gleaned from long-buried Cajun musical jewels found their extensive archives. While these older songs are the more unusual aspect of their sound, they also love to play energetic Cajun dancehall and Creole numbers that bring the audience to their feet. Whatever style they approach, they bring a freshness and vitality to the music.
A musical evening with Magnolia Sisters is a fun and enriching experience as they explain the meanings of the songs,move between accordion two-steps, twin fiddle tunes, heavy bass Creole hits, dancehall standards and unaccompanied songs. Their most recent CD “Stripped Down”(Arhoolie Records), was nominated for a Grammy in 2010.