- Artist: Jennifer & Hilary Drummond
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/20/2009
Sisters. Best friends always. Hilary and Jennifer are songwriters, vocalists and guitar players. Hilary also plays harmonica and Jennifer plays banjo. They have been musical collaborators since their early teens. They live a province apart but manage to spend some time together every year to play and sing. Their sibling harmony is lush and ripe, their lyrics honest and evocative. The Drummond Sisters write about the trials and the joys of everyday life. Every experience is fodder for a new song idea. They write on their own and collaboratively. Sometimes the collaboration goes to such an extent that neither remembers who wrote what. They move effortlessly between harmonies and lead vocals breathing at the same time, as siblings do. Jennifer and Hilary have played together for forty years. This CD is a culmination of a dream to capture the melodies, thoughts and inspirations of their lives and song writing. Each sister has written some songs independently and some have been written collaboratively. They cover the themes many of us face in our lives such as regret, the challenges we face at different ages, making choices, and celebration. These songs will strike a chord with anyone who has had to make difficult choices and survive growing older in our society. Sisters was recorded in Edmonton, Alberta, at the studio of Andrew Glover. Andrew also contributed piano and cello. Bass by Rick Jones, and drums by David Maloney, were added during mastering at David's blue ewe studio, in Seattle. The most thorough review yet: 'I have been listening to your CD, especially in the car where it seems the sound is always clearer and I can pay close attention. I know, I should still look up now and then. I love you guys! Now, yes it is true, we are firmly in Chickville here. These tunes are the like your basic aural chick flick. I like the way you guys harmonize together, not always in the most obvious way, you know, the Everly Bros or that Lennon/ McCartney stuck on thirds thing. Sometimes it's unison, sometimes harmony, sometimes an octave apart and of course each of you alone. That is all the possibilities, so that's great that you mix it up. Your voices are alike but yet distinct. When you are both singing, you sound unlike either of you alone. You guys are a great duo. The music is very earthy, sincere and stylistically consistent with the lyrics, straightforward ideas plainly stated. I mean this in a good way. This is a wonderful thing about folk and country that frankly is beyond me. You guys are able to condense a delicate idea, a feeling, an experience, into a powerfully clear lyric... what am I trying to say? I guess that I sand and fill and worry and buff my lyrics until they are on the point of sounding contrived. It's a little OCD thing I'm working on for my retirement. You guys distill these subtle things more 'naturally' than I do, and your music sounds more natural and organic and ...relaxed, even when you are being passionate about something. Anyway, thank you for the gift of your music, and... well, see, at this point a lot of people would say like ' you guys rock', but you don't actually rock on there. Thus I would say you guys FLOK. This a somewhat unofficial spelling of Folk, and I feel that you both actually are real folk. Great music.