The Lonesome Sisters


The award winning Lonesome Sisters, Sarah Hawker and Debra Clifford are known for their spine-tingling harmonies, sparse acoustic instrumentation and soulful lyrics with that lonesome mountain sound. They were voted best acoustic duo by Gibson Guitars 2006, and have traveled extensively with their music. Sarah has won Merlefest Songwriting contest. They have won Clifftop Stringband Fest and have played everywhere from Newport Folk Festival to major fests and folk clubs, coffee houses and well....they have been around.

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Listen and grab CD's here. Please also check out their Kundalini Yoga Music CD, Long Time Sun.

Debra has also recorded with Old Buck, an old time stringband with Emily Schaad on fiddle (Clifftop Fiddle Contest Winner 2012), Riley Baugus on banjo, and Sabra Guzman on string bass. She also has an additional project, The Old Time Traveling Music School with Val Mindel, watch a video here

Debra has recorded a new CD with Becca Wintle as a new duo in late 2015, The Farwells, recently reviewed by Huffington Post.

Debra Clifford and Bruce Molsky also present "The Rollick", an Old Time immersion weekend with 110 rollickers at the Ashokan Center, take a look here for info on the 2nd annual Rollick, April 2017.