Episode 56: SHEL
Air date: 10.10.2012
The entertainment business is full of family acts, from the legacy acts (Jacksons) to the married (Sonny & Cher, Ike and Tina Turner)... from the schmaltzy (The Osmonds) to the semi-fictionalized (The Von Trapp Family Singers). There is simply something special to the sound of a group of people who share family bloodlines or nuptial vows and musical kinship. The Ft. Collins, Colorado band SHEL is far from a novelty act. Sure, the band consists of a quartet of sisters - Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza Holbrook, but their claim to musical viability is bona fide. All four Holbrook sisters were homeschooled and classically trained in the ways of music and this exceedingly unique approach to life and art shows in both their songs and performances. The oldest of the sisters is only 24, but the musical maturity of SHEL is more akin to the sum of their ages, which is 86 in case you're keeping score. Their eponymous album is their first full-length release and it showcases their inventive songs and considerable talent as performers.
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Live in-studio performances:"Freckles" "Lost at Sea" "Ruby Slippers" "Stained"
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