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The Vogts Sisters / Press

“At just 24 and 18 years old, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the Vogts Sisters are rookies to the music industry, or pop country divas just looking to become stars. However, the Kansas natives have not only been winning numerous contests and playing around their home state for years, they also grew up on the old-time cowboy ballads and a mix of bluegrass, folk and Americana, providing their music a maturity rarely found in women of their age. They cite the likes of Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch as influences, and their debut album ‘Old Time Noise’ (released in 2012) saw them tackling old-time ballads as well as three original songs that Maggie Vogt had penned in that vein. When their sophomore album ‘My Own Dixie’ became available in March 2015, therefore, it was to take things one step further with a record of all-original songs that saw them finding themselves as musicians and creators. Three of the songs on the record are already award-winning.”

“The Vogts Sisters draw up old timey thrills with ‘My Own Dixie’. From their humble beginnings playing music in the backyard at family gatherings to award winning performances at various town festivals and theatres in and around Kansas, the Vogts Sisters have come a long way. Their latest album, My Own Dixie, showcases entirely original material for the first time. Beautiful, folksy bluegrass plays over haunting vocals and harmonizing mature lyrics. Utilizing more instruments and guest talent this time around, one is provided with a rich listening experience that stays with you and proves they have what it takes to keep ol’ timey music alive and well.”

“The Vogts Sisters who are actually sisters recently released an exceptional album entitled My Own Dixie. The album has a great flow from beginning to end. Some of the songs bounce with a jovial spirit such as “Southern Summer” while others bask in contemplative nostalgia such as “Guitar Man.” I encourage you to just hit play and let the songs come at you one after another as they were intended. Some of the tracks such as “New- Heeled Boots” are infectious single worthy songs you wouldn't be surprised to hear on the radio. Only the most cynical and jaded of individuals wouldn’t enjoy the good vibes and feeling this song puts out. The vocal harmonies between the sisters are fantastic time and time again. Each sister has a good voice when singing solo but magic happens when they combine which they luckily do quite often. Just take a listen to the very first song “Lost Highway” to get an idea of what I’m talking about. It doesn't hurt that the organic strings are a ple”

“It is Friday morning and I am awash in the beauty of musical DNA, that of The Vogts Sisters to be exact. There are ten originals here and you get more in these ten than you do in many albums worth of the so-called hits and even the top charters on the Americana charts. Mostly light and flowing, the songs wash over rather than accost you. Much of it, of course, can be attributed to those angelic voices, but the songs themselves are a step above the norm. The two which rip my heart out are “Guitar Man,” a hauntingly gorgeous look at heartbreak, and “My Own Dixie,” a song lyrically and musically pretty enough to send chills down my spine and sink into myself. In terms of depth, I liken it to one of my favorite Waylon Jennings performances of “The Southland's Bleeding” which appeared on the much-overlooked White Mansions album, for both songs are tied to the land and heartfelt and emotional. It has to be heard to be understood. It is beautiful, beautiful stuff.”

“Great music! Very easy to just sit and listen to the whole album! Definitely worth the purchase. Way to represent Southeast Kansas!”

“I love the sound of their voices, and I like the acoustic instruments as well. Wonderful that they wrote some of the songs too. A delightful album.”

“Creative album cover, great "old-timey" song selections, and lovely voices. Maggie and Abbey are both very talented - certainly musical artists to watch if you're a bluegrass fan! I love the sweetness and heart of the whole album. Current song favorites: "One More Dollar," "Lila Jean," "Acony Bell," and "Tear My Stillhouse Down."”

“Sweet and classy, Old Time Noise by The Vogts Sisters, is the kind of music the whole family can enjoy. With its down-home feel, beautiful harmonies and just a touch of sass…it’s the kind of music that’s as timeless as the sound from the mountain hollows, with a freshness that draws you in for more.”

“At a time when many young performers are rocking out, the Vogts sisters of Erie are making sweet music together. “We call it folk, but we’re not sure what it is, borderline bluegrass, maybe,” said Maggie Vogts, a Pittsburg State University senior. “Most of the songs on the CD are covers of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings,” Vogts said. “Three of them are originals." This summer Abbey and I started singing together,” Vogts said. “We went to Katy Days at Parsons and didn’t place in the competition.” However, Russell Head of the Labette Community College recording arts department approached the sisters about doing a CD. “That was at the end of May and we started recording in mid-June,” Vogts said. The Vogts Sisters won first place in the folk ensemble competition at the 2012 Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championship in Lawrence and were invited to perform at the Walnut Valley Festival in WInfield, KS.”

“Review of Old Time Noise by The Vogts Sisters Creative album cover, great "old-timey" song selections, and lovely voices. Maggie and Abbey are both very talented - certainly musical artists to watch if you're a bluegrass fan! I love the sweetness and heart of the whole album. Current song favorites: "One More Dollar," "Lila Jean," "Acony Bell," and "Tear My Stillhouse Down."”

“Creative album cover, great "old-timey" song selections, and lovely voices. Maggie and Abbey are both very talented - certainly musical artists to watch if you're a bluegrass fan! I love the sweetness and heart of the whole album. Current song favorites: "One More Dollar," "Lila Jean," "Acony Bell," and "Tear My Stillhouse Down."”

“Vogts Sisters to Be in Big Gospel Show The girls, who are from Erie, won first place in the folk ensemble competition at the 2012 Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championship in Lawrence and were also invited to perform on the Kids Acoustic Stage at the 2012 Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. "They are excited about sharing the stage with these professionals and look forward to learning from them," their mother and manager Deborah Vogts said in an email. The girls performed at the Parsons Auditorium in September with Kentucky 31, which was their first big concert, Vogts said. "It turned out really well and they loved it," she wrote. "They've performed at other venues this past summer, even in Winfield, but this was their first auditorium concert." At the Dec. 8 concert, they will perform a few songs from their debut album, "Old Time Noise," released in November, as well as some new material and a few Christmas songs, Vogts wrote.”

“The Vogts Sisters Launching CD At a time when many young performers are rocking out, the Vogts sisters of Erie are making sweet music together. “We call it folk, but we’re not sure what it is, borderline bluegrass, maybe,” said Maggie Vogts, a Pittsburg State University senior. The Vogts Sisters won first place in the folk ensemble competition at the 2012 Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championship in Lawrence and were invited to perform at the Kids Acoustic Stage at the 2012 Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. Abbey isn’t going to worry about becoming a star. Read more on link “I don’t think it’s wise to think that in years to come we’re going to be in Nashville,” she said. “It’s in God’s hands, not ours.””