Going Home Shoes
'The Lonesome Sisters' sound is straight out of Kentucky or West Virginia. Intricate acoustic guitar, upright bass and shimmering harmonies fill these beautiful bluegrass ballads. 'We try to open the door in this life here below, but only God's golden key will unlock our new home," sings vocalist Sarah Hawker in 'God's Golden Key.' 'Oh Sleeper' begins with banjo and Hawker's powerful vocals: 'One terrible beautiful morning...I'll shake off time from this body and meet you in that eternal home.' Thoughts of home and jilted lovers populate Going Home Shoes. We even get some old time religion as Hawker croons "You want forgiveness, tell it to Jesus that's his job not mine." A few traditional tunes make an appearance, and it's a testament to the Lonesome Sisters' songwriting that listeners' ears will easily slide from the traditional to original without noticing any change in style or song quality.' Performing Songwriter Magazine Top 12 DIY Picks Going Home Shoes features special guest and dear old friend, Riley Baugus, old-time fiddle, banjo,and guitar player extraordinaire, singer and performer on the film soundtrack Cold Mountain and subsequent Great High Mountain Tour. Riley has since gone on to perform with Willie Nelson, Allison Kraus, Dirk Powell, and Tim O'Brien. This second album from The Lonesome Sisters, produced by Sarah, Debra & Riley, stays true to the sparse, soulful intent of their earlier work, blending their original songs with more traditional pieces. June Drucker, bass player from the groundbreaking all-female string band, The Heartbeats, and Judy Hyman's Horseflies plays acoustic bass on this recording, adding her beautiful, skillful touch. Liner Notes: 1. God's Golden Key (Debra Clifford) 2. Oh Sleeper (Sarah Hawker) 3. Going Home Shoes (Sarah Hawker) 4. Forgiveness (Sarah Hawker) 5. Go Home Little Girl (Ola Belle Reed) 6. Rain and Snow (Traditional, arrangement and last verse by Debra Clifford) 7. They All Pale (Sarah Hawker) 8. Token Reminder (Sarah Hawker) 9. I Met With Wild Bill Jones (Traditional, arrangement by Riley Baugus) 10. O Sing To Me of Heav'n (Traditional) 11. What Can I Do (Sarah Hawker) 12. Highlanders Farewell (Traditional, from Emmett Lundy) Sarah Hawker, lead vocals Debra Clifford, vocals, rhythm guitar Riley Baugus, lead guitar, banjo, vocals, fiddle June Drucker, acoustic bass.