Sister Girl Releases Second CD "Amazing Things Happen"

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Hailing from Revelstoke, BC, country/roots band Sister Girl is releasing their new CD "Amazing Things Happen". A follow-up to their self-titled debut CD released in 2009, Amazing Things Happen was recorded at Watershed Studios with acclaimed Canadian musician and producer, David Essig.

With the recent release of their second album, Amazing Things Happen, Revelstoke, BC based country roots band Sister Girl believe amazing things really can happen.

Recorded in October 2011 at Watershed Studios on Protection Island, Amazing Things Happen was produced and mixed by renowned Canadian folk artist and producer David Essig.

“We’re really proud of the album,” said Sister Girl’s Stephanie Ballendine.

From love songs to songs poking fun at life, all tracks on Amazing Things Happen were written or co-written by band members Sharlene Foisy and Joanne Stacey.

The title track, Amazing Things Happen, saw Joanne team up with band member Janine Carey-Bourke to write a piece filled with gorgeous harmonies and melodic piano. While Joanne had all the pieces of the songwriting puzzle -- the words, music, and melody -- it was Janine who fit the puzzle together.

“That’s my forte, I’m always coming up with musical licks or riffs,” said Janine. “By the time we sat down together it only took about 10 minutes for the song to come together.”

The piano track for Amazing Things Happen was recorded at the Amble Inn Bed and Breakfast (owned by Stephanie) in Revelstoke, BC -- the band’s home base -- and was mixed by Jesse Clarke of Earthtone Studios in Salmon Arm, BC.

“I was very grateful,” said Janine of the chance to play the white-coloured Canadian custom built baby grand housed at the Amble Inn. “It was a fun afternoon and it’s a beautiful piano.”

Sister Girl is: Joanne Stacey, (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Sharlene Foisy, (vocals, guitar, banjo), Janine Carey-Bourke, (vocals, bass guitar, piano), Stephanie Ballendine, (vocals, keyboard, harmonica and banjo) and Russ Brackenbury, aka “Mr. Sister”, (drums, percussion, vocals).

Sister Girl has garnered numerous honourable mentions for songwriting and was a Top 10 Canadian finalist in the 2009 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest for the song Lonesome Rambler. The release of Sister Girl’s self-titled CD in July 2009 saw success with radio airplay worldwide.

Sister Girl’s has performed throughout BC including at the Vancouver Island Exhibition, The Crofton Hotel Showroom, the Duncan Garage, Kamloops Music in the Park, Celista and Sunnybrae Coffee Houses, Kelowna Parks Alive, Kelowna’s Rotary Centre for the Arts, Capital Sound Stage in Merritt and the Serenity Performing Arts Centre in Clearwater.

Amazing Things Happen is available for purchase at

To arrange an interview contact Joanne Stacey
at (250) 814-7324 or email sistergirlmusic(at)gmail(dot)com


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