Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.—RANDOLPH—On Dec. 10, the Sweetback Sisters will present their Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular at Chandler Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. For eight years running, the Sweetback Sisters have been selling out theaters across the Northeast with their signature take on the holiday sing-along. This wildly popular show requires a bit of audience participation (fear not, songbooks are provided) and a love for all genres of holiday music. Add in a healthy dose of trivia, prizes, and matching outfits and it’s safe to call it a bona fide spectacular!
Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to the Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models. Like the artists they admire, the Sweetbacks are concerned with the traditional subjects of heartbreak, revenge, remorse, and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong, albeit with a contemporary sensibility. “We’re a renegade retro band that mixes up country, swing and honky-tonk,” explains Bode. “Sometimes what we deliver is straight out of the 50s; other times it’s BR549 meets The B52s.”
Tickets are available by calling the Chandler box office between the hours of 12-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 802-728-6464 or online at chandler-arts.org.
Chandler Music Hall is fully accessible and equipped for the hearing impaired. Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 71-73 Main Street, Randolph.
Photo courtesy of Chandler Center for the Arts