The Keller Sisters
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The Keller Sisters

San Mateo, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

San Mateo, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Duo Americana Folk

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Oct
09
The Keller Sisters @ Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

Half Moon Bay, California, United States

Half Moon Bay, California, United States

Sep
26
The Keller Sisters @ Pacific Coast Fog Festival

Pacifica, California, United States

Pacifica, California, United States

Sep
18
The Keller Sisters @ American River Music Inc

Placerville, California, United States

Placerville, California, United States

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" Since releasing their debut CD Shine in 2013, The Keller Sisters have quickly taken their place at the top of the Americana and Folk Charts and the San Francisco songwriting community for their warm harmonies, keen perspective and sense of humor. Following up Shine up with 2014's equally assured House of Cards, the success of siblings Sheryl and Kerry is well deserved: They bring an easy grace forged by a strong family bond, and a lifetime of musical experience to any stage they take. The two discussed their life in music as they prepared to perform at the American River Music Festival " - No Depression Magazine


Cheerful, unassuming Americana delivered with just the right amount of carefree sass. Smooth and comfortable songs about suburban cowboys and trailer park blondes that choogle along the interstate with the top down so as to view the wide-open vistas in the background. Good time music for the Waylon and Willie Generation, with a little Sheryl Crow meets the Burrito Brothers thrown in for good measure. One could imagine this blarin' from car radio of Thelma and Louise's Ford Thunderbird as it sails off into the wild blue yonder.
Richard Rice .... SF Live Arts .. - SF Live Arts ..


The honey-warm harmonies and slice-of-life charm of the Keller Sisters’ debut EP Shine recalls the days of summers past. Maybe it’s the sweetness of the vocals or the nostalgic yearning of songs such as “That Room,” but there is an undeniably sunny vibe that is being emitted here. Certainly, the music itself offers the coziness of a campfire – smoothly textured acoustic riffs and bluesy harmonica.

Siblings Sheryl and Kerry have produced a heartfelt collection of folk music, one that also reveals the influence of the Beatles and classic country music. The opening track, the witty “Hillbilly Blond,” struts with Bonnie Raitt-styled swagger and trailer-park spunk. The song’s locomotive beat and blistering harmonica add to the smoke left in its path. “Can’t Believe My Luck” veers toward the Keller Sisters’ Americana side, back-to-basics country without the Nashville cheese or indie artiness.

The highlight of the EP is the aforementioned “That Room.” Brimming with sentimental recollections, its lyrics return to the Keller Sisters to the days of their youth, when listening to records as kids conveyed a more innocent world. Of course, there’s more to the tune than that but revealing all of its touching moments would rob the listener of their own conclusions. It’s still early, but “That Room” just might be one of the year’s best, and this refreshingly straightforward and emotionally uplifting EP should be included in that as well. - No Depression The Americana Roots Authority


“I kicked a beehive just to see you run.” I like that. I like that in a story.

I wouldn’t leave you now
I’m having too much fun

These are the opening lines for “Sideshow”, a song hidden in a CD called House of Cards. It’s a 7-track collection of ‘American folk pop’ by a duo called The Keller Sisters. They are actually sisters -- Sheryl Thirlwall (who writes the words and music) and Kerry Carranza.

That story-telling continues through House of Cards. "Ballad of Varla Jean" talks of tragedy and sadness, for example, and "Jenny's Kitchen" talks of long friendships with rough edges. Please click link for complete review and video ..... http://nodepression.com/album-review/keller-sisters-house-cards - No Depression the Americana Roots Authority


Discography

Our first CD " Shine " was released December 2012 and has been on the Americana Roots Charts in the Americana Genre ending up number 40 for US radio play in 2014 .  . Our second CD " House of Cards " was released in December 2014 and debuted at number 2 on the Roots Music Report in the Folk Rock genre.

Shine and House of Cards are available on CD Baby, ITunes, and Amazon. More info can be found on our website ...... http://www.thekellersisters.com/


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Bio

Sheryl and Kerry grew up in San Francisco and started singing together at an early age performing in glee clubs, choirs and musical theater.
Daughters of film and theater performer " Eileen Christy " the summers were spent on the road learning from the
best . They were also discovering guitars and folk music. They started performing in their teens as a duo playing an eclectic mix of folk, country rock and standards.
After many years playing in the rock and blues band they are now back hitting the stage as " The Keller Sisters " performing mostly their original music which combines storytelling , personal experience , humor and warmth and has been called American Folk Pop.

The sisters play as a duo and also have a trio and full band configuration. They have played The San Francisco Free Folk Festival, Women in the Redwoods,  Cypress Meadows Acoustic series and just opened for the headliners on the main stage at the Tucson Folk Festival .They play local San Francisco venues including The Great American Music Hall, Connecticut Yankee , Plough and Stars , Bazaar Cafe and Cafe Du Nord.
Several  " best song " win through West Coast Songwriters and " Can't believe my luck " was picked by a Nashville publisher as her favorite of the 2012 Annual West Coast Songwriters conference and given honorable mention in the WCS International Song Contest 2013.

Their first CD " Shine "  has had radio play in the US and Europe and got to number 2 on the Roots Music Chart.in the Americana genre.
The Keller Sisters second CD " House of Cards " was released in December 2014 and " Ballad of Varla Jean " has received honorable mentions in 2  National Songwriting contests..It is currently charting at number 2 on Roots Music Report in the Folk Rock Genre 3 with 3 songs taking the number 1,2 and 3 spots for singles.   

The sisters are thrilled to be performing together again and have some fun shows in 2015 including opening for Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks and the American River Festival ...

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