A Muscle Shoals, Alabama-based country-folk duo featuring the talents of siblings Lydia and Laura Rogers, the Secret Sisters emerged in 2010 with a sound that combines effortless harmonies, sharp songwriting, and a shared love of country music's rich history. The duo updated their old-timey sound with girl group-infused garage-folk on 2014's Put Your Needle Down, and issued a pair of acclaimed LPs produced by Brandi Carlile, You Don't Own Me Anymore (2017) and Saturn Return (2020), that incorporated elements of both styles.
The Rogers Sisters spent their formative years honing their talents wherever they could, eventually catching the ear of legendary producer/songwriter T-Bone Burnett. Burnett was so impressed that he created a label (Beladroit) for the sole purpose of releasing the Rogers’ eponymous debut. Recorded with a team of iconic Nashville session players on period '50s equipment, Secret Sisters arrived on October 12, 2010. The duo also released a single on Jack White's Third Man Records, which featured My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel on pedal steel and White on guitar. Burnett also produced the sisters' second album, 2014's Put Your Needle Down, updating the sound by a decade or so with folky garage rock and girl group touches. In 2017, the sisters issued their acclaimed third LP, the Brandi Carlile-produced You Don't Own Me Anymore, a marvel of quiet grandeur and steely Southern pragmatism. Carlile returned to the producer's chair for the duo's fourth effort, 2020's Saturn Return. ~ James Christopher Monger