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by The Vogts Sisters

HOMEWARD is a humble attempt to define who the Vogts Sisters are as artists and musicians, calling on pure and graceful harmonies that reach deep into the heart and soul with themes of love, truth, and honor. An inspiring acoustic folk album to cherish.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Remain
4:07 $0.99
2. Once in a While
4:00 $0.99
3. Emma's Song
2:52 $0.99
4. Omie
2:29 $0.99
5. Wayward Heart
3:21 $0.99
6. Maybe
3:01 $0.99
7. My Lover's Arms
4:43 $0.99
8. The Golden One
3:34 $0.99
9. Alexander
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10. Ivory Angel
3:15 $0.99
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Homeward (June 2016) is a humble attempt to truly define who the Vogts Sisters are as artists and musicians. Staying faithful to their love for sad songs, Homeward, calls on their pure and graceful harmonies that reach deep into the heart and soul with themes of love, truth, and honor. This first self-produced album compiles ten original works, including award-winning songs, Remain and Wayward Heart, fully embracing the Vogts Sisters distinct style and inspiring growth as acoustic folk artists.

"[The Vogts Sisters'] instrumentation is various combinations of acoustic guitar, violin, and mandolin. The style is unadorned and simple, but therein lies its power, as it acts as a base for their most prominent feature: the vocals...The sisters sing in well-matched soprano (Abigail) and alto (Maggie), and every song is marvelously harmonized and skyward-reaching. And with this framework, the sisters conjure images of haunting clarity.

"It’s this understated darkness lurking at the edges of the sisters’ work that lends it some of its greatest value. The temptation here might have been to use their lush voices to make everything goopy sickly sweet, all bright and glistening surfaces–there’s a lot of music in this style that does just that, all glitter and no substance–but they don’t take the bait. There’s plenty of sunshine on display, but they manage to work in menace, fear, regret, and doubt amidst the light, and it’s a fuller, more honest, more human range of emotions. And that’s what makes them so luminous." - Review by Jeremy Johnson, from the Pittsburg Appeal.



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James Marinovich

The Vogts Sisters Experience
One Saturday morning a couple of years back found me driving home, listening to KKFI, a local community station, on my car radio. They were broadcasting in-studio music from local artists, and at some point the program's host introduced the Vogts Sisters. Feeling generous, I thought I might give these unknowns a brief listen before tuning the dial. Fifteen minutes later, I was parked in my driveway, utterly enthralled, unable to tear myself away from their performance for even the time it would have taken me to leave my car and tune in to a radio inside the house.
It was their harmonies that mesmerized me, the most exquisite, heavenly, temple-shivering vocal harmonies I had heard since ... whom? Simon and Garfunkel? The Everly Brothers? The Fleetwoods? Angelic voices broadcast from a local radio station--there and then I became a devotee. Since then, it has been my great pleasure to catch a few live performances by the Vogts Sisters, each and every one a magical weave of sisterly harmonies, exceedingly strong original material, and re-invented covers.
Now comes their third and (to these ears) finest album yet. Like their live shows, Homeward presents the Vogts Sisters experience in all its purity: not only did they co-produce the ten songs, all originals composed by Maggie, the sisters play every note, eloquently simple arrangements of guitars, Abigail's mandolin and Maggie's fiddle.
Fans of Gillian Welch and other upper-echelon Americana will take this music to heart, but even if that genre does not happen to be your favorite, you still might want to give Abigail and Maggie Vogts a listen--that is, if you think you might enjoy great music written, played and sung straight from the heart.