Sister Act

Riverroots’ music series continues
in November with the band ‘SHEL’

The all-sisters group has made
big strides in recent years

(November 2014) – The Riverroots Music and Folk Arts Festival plans its third in a winter-long music series when it presents the band SHEL at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at The Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main St. in Madison, Ind. The opening act will begin at 7 p.m. featuring Bomar Ritter.

Photo courtesy of New York Minute Magazine

The all-sisters band SHEL,
is scheduled to perform Friday,
Nov. 14, at The Red Bicycle Hall
in downtown Madison, Ind.

Four sisters comprise the band SHEL, an acronym for the players Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza Holbrook. The SHEL sisters turn folk music upside down with infectious rhythms, hypnotic vocals and stunning musicianship. Since the release of SHEL’s self titled debut CD, they have toured across the United States and Europe, mesmerizing audiences with their sisterly vocal arrangements and energetic performances.
Raised on a farm in Fort Collins, Colo., the four sisters formed SHEL when they were very young, as the back-up band for their father. 
Sister Sarah plays violin, Hannah is on keyboard, Eva is on mandolin, and Liza plays drums, djembe and beat boxing. The band has gained exposure by creating all of its own music videos with Sarah as the videographer and editor.
SHEL has created 10 videos from their debut LP. In addition, SHEL’s songs have been featured in numerous television shows, films, and commercials for brands such as Glade and Splenda. 
Most recently, SHEL’s “Hold On” with Gareth Dunlop is featured in Nicholas Sparks’s film, “The Best of Me.” “Hold On” was chosen to be the lead video from the film, which was released in October.
This Riverroots Music Series began in September with a performance by Appalatin. The group, Run Boy Run, played in October. The series runs through March 2015, with the exception of April. Then Riverroots will hold a Kickoff Event the night before the 2015 festival on Thursday, May 14, with details to be determined.
“The music series is a way for us to showcase some of the style of music we feature at the festival,” said Riverroots festival chairman Greg Ziesemer, who has organized the series with committee member Tony Navarro.
Future concerts scheduled include The Tillers on Dec. 6, with opening act The Williams Family Band; small time Napoleon on Jan. 31; Wild Ponies on Feb. 28; and The Whiskey Bent Valley Boys on March 28.
Tickets are $10 at the door and a cash bar is available. For more information, visit the website: www.RiverRoots.org.

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