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T Sisters open CAC’s new season

The Bay Area-based Americana Band, The T Sisters, will perform in the Barkley Theatre at the Oats Park Art Center on Sept. 10. It is the first indoor concert of the Arts Council’s 2016-2017 season of concerts, exhibitions and films.

The performance will begin at 8 p.m. and the band will also conduct a free and open-to-the public conversation on their musical influences at 3 p.m. in the Center’s Art Bar.

Tickets are now on sale and can be picked up at Jeff’s Copy Express on Maine Street, at ITT @ NAS Fallon or by calling Churchill Arts Council at 775-423-1440. Tickets are $17 for CAC members and $20 for non-members,

The group has been praised for their sassy, sibling folk music with amazing vocal harmonies, reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters.

The sextet blends inventive songwriting and creative covers into a scintillating blend of Folk, Americana, Gospel, R&B and Bluegrass that is simultaneously modern and timeless.

Pleasing crowds from Merlefest to the Strawberry and High Sierra Festivals, they been hailed as one of 16 artists to watch in 2016.

The sisters, Erika, Rachel and Chloe are based in Oakland and have been singing together and writing songs since childhood. In the past several years, they ‘ve performed with, or opened for, Amos Lee, Todd Rundgren and Laurie Lewis and many others.

In addition to the festivals noted above, they’ve also performed at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the Americana Music Association Festival and on Garrison Keillor’s NPR show, “A Prairie Home Companion.”

For more info on the band, you can check out http://www.tsisters.com. We’ll also have more information on the band in the next couple of weeks.

The performance is also a part of Tractors & Truffles, the seventh annual celebration of small-farm agriculture and the arts. Events include local farm tours, wine tasting at Churchill Vineyards and a stop at the Frey Ranch Estate Distillery as well as a gourmet dinner prepared by Steve Hernandez of the Slanted Porch.

For tickets and/or more information on Tractors & Truffles events and activities you can call the Fallon Convention Center at 775-423-5465 or visit http://www.visitfallonnevada.com/tractorsandtruffles

Kirk Robertson covers the arts and may be reached at news@lahontanvalleynews.com.