The Haden Triplets to Release Ry Cooder-Produced Debut Album via Third Man
Published Nov 18, 2013Third Man Records has announced the latest addition to its mighty roster is the folk-flecked sister set the Haden Triplets, who will issue their debut album on February 3 through the label.
Composed of former That Dog members Petra and Rachel Haden and their sister Tanya, the outfit had previously performed together live and on Anais Mitchell's Hadestown, but this will be the first proper outing from the group.
While a tracklisting has yet to be revealed, a press release notes that the LP was produced by Ry Cooder, who struck up a friendship with the trio after hearing them sing Bill Monroe's "Voice from on High" at a show they had played with his son, Joachim. After getting a phone call from Cooder, the Haden Triplets whipped up a list of songs to tackle in the studio.
Featuring harmonies "that could only be achieved from sharing a lifetime of sisterly togetherness," the set is said to be informed by old folk and country tunes that had long ago been taught to the sisters by their father's family in Springfield, MO. The older generation had sung those songs on the radio as the Haden Family. The LP also apparently takes influence from the Yiddish folk songs sung to them by their mother's side of the family. Other touchstones include Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Keith Jarrett and Ornette Coleman.
"These songs are rich in history, and by recording them we hope to help keep them alive," the group said in a statement.
More info on the LP is expected to arrive in the lead up to its street date.