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Wiggins Sisters

Wallingford, Connecticut, United States | INDIE

Wallingford, Connecticut, United States | INDIE
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“The JPF Music Awards is undoubtedly the largest, most inclusive music award contest in the world. Congratulations to the Wiggins Sisters who won the Best Americana CD Award. They represent the best of indie music. The crew at both B.B. King's and the Wildhorse were completely blown away by the level and variety of the music tonight. They'll be talking about it all over Nashville. Hopefully this year, JPF will begin to get the long deserved recognition they deserve. As I said Friday night, this is what radio SHOULD sound like”.

Mike Dunbar
Mike Dunbar Music - Mike Dunbar Music


"There's nothing like hearing sibling voices and Mizzy and Casey WIggins have great ones. Typical of their sound is a strong melody line joined by a harmony line under it. At times the overall sound can be similar to Lucinda Williams, or the Indigo Girls and then you'll be thinking Buffy St. Marie or Michelle Shocked. This cameleon-like approach to each tune is one of their strengths. My vote for their next CD is for less production. They don't need a lot of extras, distracting from their best qualities; the versatility and strength of their vocals."

Sing Out! Magazine


It's been a long time since we've been floored by a new release. And even longer since we'd admit it. Casey and Mizzy Wiggins are the female counterpart to the Everly Brothers circa "Born Yesterday." Each cut is in a different style and they nail them all. Folk, country, pop, rock, a bit of jazz and some harmonies to die for. Lloyd Maines produces and does a stellar job. You want this disc. Trust me. It's already on our top ten list for the year.

VillageRecords.com


"The songs on this second album are remarkable and except for two, were all written by one of the sisters. Add harmonies that are simply stunning and you're dealing with a major discovery. "Killing America's Soul" deals with children, guns, and misplaced values. "Minnesota" is as fine a song about bittersweet school reunions as you are likely to hear."

Dirty Linen Magazine


"Gifted Songwriters...absolutely stunning harmonies...from tear it up rock and roll to tremendously evocative ballads...."

John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music, Austin, TX


"Wow, and Double Wow...There is not a bad track in the collection...EmmyLou, Lucinda...you gals have company.'

David S. Rush


"Sad and passionate on some songs, playful on others, the new release brings to mind some of the great Everly Brothers records...Mizzy's voice brings the message through more fervently than the lyrics. If I didn't understand a word of English, I would still feel the pain coming through. Casey's shining moment is... 'Only Mine'. The only words in the chorus are 'You're only mine for a litle while'. I think anything more would have been overkill. She capture the whole bittersweet emotion of the song in those seven words..."

Ed Seifert


"Mizzy and Casey Wiggins not only write beautiful songs, they sing like angels. With styles ranging from folk and pop to rag and jazz this is one of the most exciting discoveries in years."

Marc Nolis, Rootstown MusicMagazine, Deurne, Belgium

"This disc shows an exceedingly dynamic pair of singing sisters with the potential to go to the farthest reaches of the folk/pop world. It's even hard to limit them to that niche however, because they have the type of magic that can transend all barriers. Except for the strong heartfelt version of Jimmy LaFave's 'Desperate Men' (to which he adds backing vocals) and Will T. Massey's 'You Take the Town' all the songs are self-penned. The ominous toned talking blues of 'Killing America's Soul' and the lilting rythms of 'Ireland' are highlights. The songwriting is strong and the musicianship and arrangements on the disc are excellent thanks to the expert production hand of Lloyd Maines and some well known musicians including John Inmom, Paul Pearcy, Darcy Deauville, and Gene Elders. This is a very good CD that bodes well for the future of this promising duo.

The All Music Guide
Bob Gottleib, Tucson, AZ


"A classy sister act with amazingly wonderful self-penned songs that feature a tantalizing variety of styles and harmonies"

Perry Stewart, Fort Worth Star Telegram


"After all these years it takes something special to impress me……I thoroughly enjoyed the new CD ‘minnesota’ by the Wiggins Sisters. ‘Saturday Afternoons’ is just a killer song; ‘Boys from New Jersey’, ‘Ireland’ and ‘Killing America’s Soul’ aren’t far behind."

Arthur Wood, ‘The Kerrville Chronicle’ London, England


"Mizzy & Casey Wiggins have a homespun sound that is immediately endearing...tight harmonies and defiant lyrics. Their debut CD should win them quite a few fans...From the opening jangle, the disc ‘minnesota’ totally engages the listener. More rockin than their first CD, it is my pick for best album this year. Even Linda and Emmylou don’t come close to the harmony sounds of Mizzy and Casey Wiggins. Mizzy’s throaty vocals can tear through the blues while Casey's shines singing solo. The tunes are catchy, the lyrics meaningful and thought provoking. The sisters have taken their sound further, gaining new ground and a certain maturing of their artistry. You can take it to the bank, its only a matter of time before these two get their well deserved place on today’s music scene."

Meathook Williams, Vmag, Northampton, MA


"The Wiggins Sisters are outstanding singers and songwriter…they will beautify any stage. Their original songs are made even more compelling by their heavenly harmonies..."

Phil Ciganer, owner, To - Fort Worth Telegram, Third Coast Music, Village Voice, Sing Out, Village Records,Dirty Linen,All Mus


Discography

"The Wiggins Sisters"
"Minnesota"
Both CDs have had alot of radio airplay. Killin America's Soul is being used as a theme song on German radio during the 2008 election period. You Take the Town was voted best independent song of 1999 by the BBC Radio

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Family lore has it they sang before they talked. Mizzy and Casey Wiggins are an acoustic folk and roots rock duo known for their powerful voices and rich sibling harmonies.
The Wiggins Sisters can belt the blues or sing quiet Appalachian-style harmonies with equal confidence. Mizzy spent time in Austin and Casey in LA before coming together in 1995. They have earned numerous songwriting awards from Boston to Austin and have gained a following across the Atlantic as well. Their self-produced debut CD came out in 1995. Their second CD “Minnesota” was produced by Lloyd Maines (of Dixie Chicks fame) in Austin, TX with some of the finest musicians that town has to offer. ‘Minnesota’ received rave reviews. The Wiggins Sisters are currently working on a new CD due out in Aug 2010.

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