By Mike Morris, The Union Democrat

The T Sisters, an Oakland-based contemporary folk band, return to the Mother Lode this weekend.

Following shows last year at Mountain Sage in Groveland, Strawberry Music Festival in Tuolumne and the Sonora Christmas Festival, the sibling trio take the stage at Bret Harte High School in Angels Camp on Sunday afternoon.

The show is part of this year’s Ovations Performing Arts Series. According to event organizers, the Calaveras Arts Council, “the ladies know how to sing and have fun on stage and the audience goes wild.”

SF Weekly recently posted that the T Sisters are on the top of the list for artists to watch in 2016.

Touching on elements of folk, Americana, gospel, R&B, bluegrass and soul, the T Sisters weave evocative stories with a sound that is both modern and timeless.

While their voices blend seamlessly, each has a distinct singing and writing style. The trio features sisters Chloe, Rachel and Erika Tietjen.

Erika, the eldest sister, tells a story with attitude and will belt it out with the confidence and style of a jazz diva.
Rachel’s soulful and raw style is highlighted in her vintage blues-inspired tunes.

Chloe sings her heartfelt and poetic lyrics in a subtle country vibrato.

The combination results in a “very eclectic repertoire unified by a landscape of close harmonies,” organizers said.

The sisters are joined by Steve Height on upright bass and Andrew Allen Fahlander on mandolin and guitar.

For Sunday’s show, the box office opens at 2 p.m., with the performance beginning at 3 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m.
Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for those 18 and younger.

Next up in the “Ovations” series is the Moke Hill Music Festival Ensemble on Feb. 28.