The Pharaoh Sisters
The Pharaoh Sisters, a folk outfit from Winston-Salem, NC, are set to release their debut album: "Civil Dawn." Their music blends the cowboy sensibilities of Western-native frontman and lyricist Austin Pfeiffer, with the Appalachian traditions of dark imagery and poignant guitars from their current home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. Jared Meyer adds a high lonesome harmony with prominent picking on his 1952 Gibson L-48 archtop. Kevin Beck, who also engineered and produced the album, compliments the Appalachian sensibility of the vocal harmonies and Meyer's lead acoustic with ghostly lap steel parts. And John Daniel Ray, accomplished Jazz Bass player, adds driving upright bass and double bass fiddle parts across the record.