About Sister Solace:

Sister Solace~ May 2017 (photo by Shannon Smith) Ensemble in order of appearance from right to left: Karen Arnold Ewing, Lorie Heald, Amy Chapman, Gabrielle Pietrangelo (director), Sarah Cotten, Linda Biederman, Anne Parker, Joni Wallace, Pat Waters, Kell Olsen, Bayla Sussman and BJ Madsen.

Sister Solace~ May 2017 (photo by Shannon Smith)
Ensemble in order of appearance from right to left: Karen Arnold Ewing, Lorie Heald, Amy Chapman, Gabrielle Pietrangelo (director), Sarah Cotten, Linda Biederman, Anne Parker, Joni Wallace, Pat Waters, Kell Olsen, Bayla Sussman and BJ Madsen.

 

Bio:

Founded in the fall of 2015, with direction and arrangements by musician Gabrielle Pietrangelo, Sister Solace features luscious vocal harmonies and retro stylings drawn from the American and Appalachian musical traditions. From ghostly ballads to songs of love, loss, and redemption, this unique ensemble of 13 Tucson voices, a cappella or adorned, with minimal acoustic guitar, bass, or violin, re-invents the past into a dreamy, gorgeous, now.  

With an emphasis on community and collaborative effort, Sister Solace performs only two special and not-to-be missed concert events each year. Music that haunts, punctuated with the occasional gospel and sing-along (in the spirit of Woody Guthrie), all of it polished straight up into shine. 

News:

Sister Solace released their  first title CD in May 2017, which was recorded live at the Scottish Rite Cathedral and mixed & mastered by Jim Waters at Waterworks Recording Studio. The album features Pietrangelo's original harmony arrangements inspired by the American folk tradition. The group's next performance will take place in May of 2018, dates TBA soon!

Gallery: