Well, we're still working on the CD. Unfortunately, our engineer was
in a horrendous biking accident. Greg Robert was riding his bicycle when
someone stepped out in front of him. He veered out of the way and went
flying end-over-kettle. Two broken bones and 47 stitches later, and we
are nothing if not supportive whilst he heals up.
We're still anticipating a release date of January 21. 2004. And, one
other change.... our cover art is now being created by Erin McKee, a fantastic
Canadian artist. We're really excited about it, and can't wait to see
what she come up with for our concept, Hair of the Frog.
We probably won't get to record the Lackey/Fish song F.A.P.
It's a fantastic song, but the hurdles involved are just more than we can
accomplish. Shame. A real shame.
We've had a great couple of months though, playing at Turning Toward the
Sun, and Autumnfest and Atlanta Pagan Pride Day.
We're back in the recording studio working on the second CD tentatively
called Hair of the Frog (or HotF for short). We've got
seven tracks laid down that include Mama's Hands, Orbiting Jupiter, Falling
for Lancelot, Hymn, Ordinary Love, Like Their Feet Have Wings, and Pointy-haired
Boss. Other songs we're working on are F.A.P., What Granny Taught
Me, Discovery, My Karma Broke Down, Annabella, Ordinary Life, and a few
others. It's sounding real good so far. We're hoping to have it
ready for release in September/October. Pray for us!
Wow! Are we floored! Brenda won a Pegasus Award for Best
Spine-chilling Song, In a Gown Too Blue, and the entire band won the
Pegasus as Best Performer(s). And THEN we put a private concert into the
Interfilk auction that earned combined bids of $800! That's the largest
item ever sold at an Interfilk auction. The concert itself was a real
gas, with the two bidding sides deciding on the set list, and the Sisters
singing on the fly. What a whirlwind! What a great time!
What an honor! THANKS!
The Sisters are traveling to OVFF
in Columbus, Ohio where they are individually and collectively nominated for Pegasus
Awards in five categories. Weird Power!
Watch for Gwen
Knighton's release of her first solo CD at the end of the month. Box
of Fairies is a delightful offering from Bedlam
House that showcases Gwen and her harps.
We played a split gig with the Border Collies at the Red Light Cafe and
then Brenda flew off to England for a week, returning with Ghod's Own
Bodhrán (a wonderful birthday gift from the Sisters!) Gwen has a
new song, Falling for Lancelot, that we're working on. Life is
We're back on track with regular rehearsals once again, readying new
material for the forthcoming CD, Hair of the Frog. TWS is hoping to get
back in the recording studio this fall. Gwen got bitten by the Songwriting
Muse, and is generating a new composition or two every week. We're
loving her most recent songs, Hymn, Ordinary Love, and Free
Brenda's even penned a new ditty, Pointy-haired Boss, and the air cooks with
our cover of the Cheryl Wheeler/Janis Ian song, Orbiting Jupiter.
Once again, it was Standing-Room-Only at the Phoenix and Dragon for the
Sisters Summer Concert. We also really enjoyed our afternoon performance
at the first North
Georgia Celtic Festival sponsored by our good friends, Emerald
Rose. They did a fantastic job organizing the festival, and we hope this
gets to be a regular event.
Oh, and the nominations for the Pegasus
Awards are in. Three Weird Sisters did very well with a nomination
for Gwen's Song of Fey Cross in the category of Best Song that
Tells a Story, for Brenda's In a Gown Too Blue in the Best
Spine-chilling Song category, and for the band itself in the Best Performer
category. We're thrilled, to say the least!
While strolling though Supercom (a communications trade show in Atlanta)
with Bill Sutton and Rob Wynne, the Bedlam
House Boys, Brenda was introduced to a Weirdo* colleague of Rob's named
Pam Bishop. Pam's been a fan of the Sisters and reported that Rite
the First Time is played every day at naptime at the Kindercare
Preschool on MacFarland Road. The music is so pleasant and relaxing,
that it lulls all the babies into Lullaby Land. Indeed, the CD was Pam's
music of choice in the labor and delivery room during the birth of her
child. We're pleased and flattered no end! Thanks, Pam!
*Three Weird Sisters fans have taken to calling themselves
Weirdos. It's beyond our explanation. We don't find it weird at
all that they like our music. We're keen on it ourselves.
The three songs up on MP3.com are Little Boy Blue, Song of Fey Cross
and Pity Party.
Little Boy Blue made it to #76 on the Top 100 World Folk list
and is featured for the week of May 13th as the first song on the
top of their Featured list in Folk.
We all had a great
time at OVFF (Ohio Valley Filk Festival), Everybody was wonderful to us
and the concert was a heck of a lot of fun. We also had the distinct
pleasure of serenading Terrance Chua (the sweetest, cutest, and most humorous
magistrate in Singapore!), and rubbed shoulders with some incredibly talented
The biggest news is
that our very own Brenda Sinclair Sutton was awarded the prestigious Pegasus
Award in the category of Best Filk Song for her tune "Strangers No More!" Now, those who know Brenda realize that she has been
involved in the filk community since Gwen and Teresa were in diapers (just
kidding...well, since they were in grade school, anyway! *wink*). This Pegasus award is a huge compliment
and acknowledgment to her dedication and talent. Way to go,
We still have some of T-shirts!
Supply is dwindling, though.
Venessa Austin Price
Sylvester, the wonderful artist who created the artwork on Rite the First
Time, has her own website! Please check it out and give her your
debut CD, entitled "Rite the First Time,"
is available online through CDBaby.com
and Amazon.com! CDBaby
even lets you preview four of the songs: Spring Strathspey, Rite of
Passage , Boys Want Sex in the Morning and Dumb Dumb Dorothy.
As always, your comments and
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