Harmony addicts rejoice!
Formerly known as the Folka Dots and consisting of three-fifths of acclaimed Americana band the Hollering Pines, the Souvenirs’ sound is rooted in the group’s passion for classic country. Originally conceived as a country cover band, the Souvenirs cut their teeth on Hank Williams and Patsy Cline songs before the members began to pen original material. Today the Utah-based trio, featuring sisters Marie Bradshaw (vocals, guitar) and Kiki Sieger (vocals) and close friend Corinne Gentry (vocals, fiddle), makes maximum effect of its three-part harmonies and whip smart lyrics on original compositions like the poignant “Paper Bag” and “I’d Do It For You,” a sharp rumination on the caustic, tenuous bond between a parent and now-grown child.
In addition to lending their voices to various artists’ projects, the Souvenirs were featured vocalists on the Christmas song “Still, Still, Still” on the 2013 release The Lower Lights Sing Noel.
Gentry told SLUG Magazine in 2013 of the trio’s style:
The way that our harmonies form when it’s just the three of us in a room figuring out a song gives you goosebumps, because there’s nothing else that can distract you from the three voices coming together, besides the guitar and maybe a fiddle here and there. It’s been really cool to see how the harmonies develop, because that’s what we focus on.
I Ain’t Happy Yet, the group’s full length debut, produced by singer-songwriters Ryan Tanner and Jay William Henderson, is currently available for pre-order on Bandcamp. Check out some of the songs in the album widget below.