Sometimes there are moments that can inspire an entirely new artistic direction. That is the story of River Sister.
When vocalist Stefanie Guzikowski sat in to sing harmonies on a couple of tunes at singer-songwriter Elissa Margolin’s performances, the band started to notice that a quiet would come over the room — even in the busiest of bar scenes.
Audience members would comment on the silky blend of these two female vocalists – how one tone compliments the other and resonates as one voice.
With producing one voice as the central inspiration, Elissa Margolin and Stefanie Guzikowski invited accomplished jazz musicians, bassist Nathan Therrien and drummer Paul Donahue, to help create their sound. The result? Soulful harmonies and joyful grooves.
One might call River Sister’s genre of music indie folk, reminiscent of Rising Appalachia, The Wailin’ Jennys or My Bubba, with homage paid to the beauty of the sparse and a cappella. However, River Sister often moves its impressive rhythm section from background to foreground, sharing jazz inspired grooves with notable complexity.
River Sister has generated a sound that flows to the heart.
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