Two girls who always stay true to their roots and sing and write about what they know are the Sunny Cowgirls.
They’re back with a new album, What We Do, which is the best true country album I’ve heard from Australian female singers in a long time.
Today also sees them take to the stage at Wests with special guest Morgan Evans starting at 5pm at Wests in Blazes.
Sophie Clabburn, one half of the Sunny Cowgirls, said they didn’t want to do the same thing on their album as their last and Sam Hawksley suggested recording with him in the US.
They were sceptical about recording in Nashville, but he reassured them he’d make it sound Australian, and he has achieved that.
“The musicians were great – they got us from the word go,” Sophie said.
“At the same time, it’s a little bit different, which is what we wanted to achieve. With Sam driving the whole ship – he was our middleman – he knew what we wanted and Jedd Hughes played on it as well. We finished it off back in Australia and did our vocals back in Perth with (manager) Mark Donohoe and some stuff with Matt Fell in Sydney.”
The album was released on January 11 and is launched tonight at Blazes.
“Wests is a great venue for us because people can drink and get rowdy and kids can come too,” Sophie said.
“We were the most prepared for this album than we’ve ever been because we had been writing since Christmas last year.”
Following this party show in Tamworth, Sophie and Celeste will be out on the road, getting their new music to as many people as they can and playing from one state to the next across the nation.
Catch them this evening at Wests in Blazes.