RCP Companies is more than a Huntsville real-estate developer, responsible for some of the newest, and most interesting mixed-use developments in North Alabama. RCP is also committed to building a music culture for the region and we are always on the lookout for authentic, creative Alabama stories that inspire us and make us think. Ever heard of the Secret Sisters?
Recently The Bitter Southerner, a website of writers and thinkers, wrote about and premiered a short film telling the story of two Alabama women of the singing duo The Secret Sisters. Laura and Lydia Rogers, sisters from Muscle Shoals, AL, form the Americana singing and songwriting duo that has been compared to artists like The Everly Brothers. They’ve opened for Bob Dylan, and their song “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder” was inspired by the tornadoes that swept through Alabama in 2011.
Check out the short film, that chronicles The Secret Sister’s triumphs and challenges, making music about our region and how they rediscovered their passion and voice. Their third album You Don’t Own Me Anymore, garnered the duo’s first Grammy nomination in 2017, in the category of Best Folk Album.
“The Secret Sisters, who developed their enchanting harmonies singing country and church music in their home town of Muscle Shoals, brought Alabama’s humid sense of wonder to the world in two albums blending Southern gospel, bluegrass, barbershop and swing influences, all with a contemporary, poetic twist.” Ann Powers, of NPR Music.
As Huntsville and The Shoals nurture and grow our music eco-system, it’s important to recognize local talent. Do you know some “under the radar” artists that deserve some local attention? Check back often as RCP continues to develop creative mixed-use spaces and continues sharing stories of our artists and musicians.