The Macrae Sisters play hard-driving fiddle tunes and depressing ballads. Raised in Portland, OR, the sisters have lived in North Carolina and absorbed as much of the music as physically possible.
"[They] are a force of nature in the Northwest's old-time scene, partially because of their cheerful charisma, but mainly because of their insane musical talents. Marian Macrae is a lightning-quick fiddler, and one of those fiddlers who's so adept that you can't follow their music visually. In other words, I can't see what she's doing when she fiddles, it's simply too complex. Joanna Macrae is their rock-solid guitarist and singer (and webmaster), while Gabrielle Macrae is a firebrand of a banjo player. Lately they've added honorary sister Sophie Vitells (one of the best fiddlers on the West Coast). There's no stopping them now."
~Devon Leger, Hearth Music