DAO Artist: Driftless Sisters

Driftless Sisters

Driftless Sisters - 5:00 PM

Driftless Sisters are an indie folk duo comprised of banjo, guitar, harmonica, and percussion rooted in the Midwest’s topographical “driftless” region. Although not real sisters, Kat Karberg and Lily Sprengelmeyer grew up in different antique stores one block apart from each other in a quaint river town. The two produce their own eclectic sound, ranging from slow haunting melodies to upbeat driving folk-pop similar to Shakey Graves, First Aid Kit, Sylvan Esso, and The Head and the Heart. In July of 2015, the two recorded their first original nine-track album Sparks from the Fire, produced by Little Scream at Last Songbird Records in Montreal, Quebec; featuring four tracks with Richard Reed Parry of the Grammy award winning indie rock band Arcade Fire.

The two recently won a 365ink Impact Award for "performance" and were featured on an episode of the national television show “American Pickers”. Since their first show in March of 2015, Driftless Sisters have already played with such national touring acts as: Futurebirds, Jim Adkins (of Jimmy Eat World), The Way Down Wanderers, Little Scream, Dreamers….and are currently working their way towards a © Happy Meal sponsorship.

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