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Bio: The Skipperdees are a sisterly duo composed of Appalachian natives Catherine (vocals, guitar) and Emily (banjo, oohs and ahhs) Backus. With music influenced by landmark singer-songwriters and personalities shaped by the Spice Girls, the Backus twins combine ethereal harmonies and introspective ly...See Full Bio
“For all the implied optimism of its title, Here's to Hoping is as world-aware and dark as anything ever birthed from the Appalachian folk tradition. Recording in their living room with almost exclusively an acoustic guitar and banjo, the Backus sisters' music is steeped in what Greil Marcus' would call "the old, weird America." But the world of The Skipperdees is the one that never changes. It's the one where the crushing aspects of human pain, disappointment, suffering and heartbreak are not necessarily the stuff of life but always hovering and, with inescapable eventuality, haunting. ... With poetry worthy of Dickinson and an honesty rare as rubies, Here's to Hoping is a breathtakingly accomplished album that will always sound fresh for the simple reason that the things that pained and pursued those before us continue to bother humanity now and will surely menace every future generation.”
Ask The Skipperdees anything...
Q: You should cover the song 100 Miles by The Proclaimers!!
A: Oh man, we do have a strong affinity for Scottish twins... Nineties November is filling up the plate right now but who knows what the future will hold!
Asked by anonymous. Answered on Sun Oct 28 2012All Questions