The Ginn Sisters (that’s a hard “G”, like gutsy or girls) have taken the legacy of great Americana music from previous generations, within their family and beyond, and recast it with their own stories, sounds and instincts. In a world of music split between rowdy bars and the delicate music of listening rooms and songwriting contests, The Ginn Sisters are able to turn a biker bar into a listening room. People just listen.
In the winter of ’05/’06 they went into Bradley Kopp’s studio and recorded 13 songs for their June ‘06 release, Blood Oranges. The much-anticipated follow-up to 2003’s critically acclaimed “Generally Happy” presents a sure-footed and mature take on a wide variety of roots music styles. This album is about great songwriting, stunning melody vocals, lush, bold harmonies, sass and soul.
Tiffani sings lead, plays guitar and writes the songs. She has been on stage as a singer and a dancer since her earliest days. Her writing reflects her upbringing: Country, Folk, and Blues woven with delicious melodies, compelling characters and universal experiences. She sings spot-on lead with a powerful and athletic voice that can sparkle, smolder and drive.
Brit sings harmonies and plays melodica and flute. Her harmonies blend seamlessly and beautifully. They range from traditional to quirky and are always just the right ingredient. Her virtuoso flute playing, honed by years of formal study, and homespun melodica playing lend an instrumental expression that is both masterful and instinctive.
Tiffani and Brit Ginn have been singing and playing music together for over 20 years. Born just 13 months apart into a musical family in Schulenburg, TX, they grew up with a solid foundation of great music. In 2003 they brought their stunning harmonies to Austin where Tiffani’s songwriting and Brit’s already potent flute playing have both blossomed.
They followed up the release of their critically acclaimed first CD “Generally Happy” with relentless touring all over the US, playing great venues, and playing shows with Americana Music stars like Robert Earl Keen, Delbert McClinton, and Fred Eaglesmith.
Both of these women bring remarkable talents and skills to the table, but it is the combination that creates the magic that is The Ginn Sisters. Their country-inflected Americana music plays well to a wide variety of audiences. Fans of Eliza Gilkyson, The Be Good Tanyas, The Green Cards, and Patty Griffin are natural fans of the Ginn Sisters.
Tiffani Ginn: melody vocals, guitar,
Brit Ginn: harmony & melody vocals, melodica, flute
Larry Passalacqua: acoustic guitar, Bradley Kopp: electric and acoustic guitar
Timmy Campbell: drums, Lindsay Greene:bass, Kari Ginn: harmony vocals Producer: Bradley Kopp, Executive Producer: Bill Passalacqua
Early praise for Blood Oranges:
“I love the (Ginn) Sisters. This is straight stuff, no girly business here. Everyone should own this CD.”
Jon Dee Graham