Rebel Records has released a debut single ahead of their first, self-titled album for The Price Sisters, identical twins from Ohio who specialize in the music of Bill Monroe.
Lauren and Leanna Price are students in the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University, where they can study under the tutelage of industry leaders like Bobby Osborne and Raymond McLain. But even at their age, the girls have developed a singing style very much like the fabled brother duets of days gone by.
Lauren is also a formidable Monroe-style mandolinist, and her authentic approach to his music serves as a fine reminder of the power of this style within a bluegrass band. You hear it in the intro to their single, What Does The Deep Sea Say, an old time classic that has been recorded by nearly everyone in our music from Bob Dylan to Doc Watson to Tim O’Brien.
Here is a taste…
The single is available for download purchase now from popular digital resellers online, and for immediate download with an iTunes pre-order.
The Rebel project will be a short-form CD, with seven tracks. Pre-orders are offered at $5.99 with delivery on the release date of August 22.
The girls are assisted on the album by Dustin Benson and Ronnie McCoury on guitar, Charlie Cushman on banjo, Mike Bub on bass, and Alan Bartram on harmony vocals. The sessions were produced by Bil VornDick.