Smart bets: The Secret Sisters

There’s honky-tonk, bluegrass and indie-pop in equal parts within the tracks of The Secret Sisters. Growing up just outside Muscle Shoals, Ala., Laura and Lydia Rogers found inspiration for their own sound in classic American music, from the Western swing of Loretta Lynn to the garagey rock of The Ramones. With guidance from producer T Bone Burnett on their first two records, the sisters trademarked a sound that ranges from moody pop studded with tambourines on “Iuka” to the steel-guitar-enhanced twang of “My Heart Skips a Beat.” Their latest album, produced with longtime friend Brandi Carlile, is due out early next year, but they’re ready to reveal the songs live. The Secret Sisters will be playing new tunes and fan favorites at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 8 p.m. $15/$18. thegreyeagle.com. Photo by Olivia Rae James

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Writer scribbling away in the shaky lines of the mountains.

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