Virginia-based Rebel Record’s recording artists, ‘The Price Sisters,’ feature Lauren Price, mandolin, harmony/lead vocals, and Leanna Price, fiddle, lead/harmony vocals. Lauren and Leanna are twenty two year-old twin sisters from Sardis, Ohio, who love and perform the traditional style of bluegrass music. They have been greatly influenced and inspired by the sounds of Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, Hazel and Alice, and the Carter Family, and strive to carry forth those traditional sounds established so long ago.
‘The Price Sisters’ have performed at festivals from Michigan to Georgia, and Colorado to Maine. A few of their appearances have included Bill Monroe’s ‘Bean Blossom Festival,’ RFD-TV’s ‘Cumberland Highlanders Show,’ ‘Dollywood Bluegrass & Barbeque,’ ‘Blistered Fingers,’ and the ‘High Mountain Hay Fever Festival’ in Westcliffe, Colorado. They have been guest performers on the ‘Cumberland Mountain Music Show,’ and have participated in live performances for PBS’s ‘Song of the Mountains,’ ‘WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour,’ ‘Radio Bristol Farm and Fun Time,’ WKYT-TV, Lexington, Kentucky, and the legendary ‘Wheeling Jamboree.’ They participated in a ten-day tour of the Peoples Republic of China with the Morehead State University Mountain Music Ambassadors, and have opened for numerous bands including IBMA female vocalists of the year, Dale Ann Bradley, and the ‘Kenny and Amanda Smith Band.’ They have also been on-stage guest performers with various bands including, ‘The Lost and Found,’ ‘The Spinney Brothers,’ ‘Bobby Osborne and Rocky Top Express,’ and ‘David Davis and the Warrior River Boys.’ They maintain a busy touring performance schedule, appearing at various venues and festivals throughout the U.S., and have also taught various workshops including Bluegrass Bootcamp at Bean Blossom, Mike Compton’s Monroe-style Mandolin Camp, and Bobby Osborne’s Mandolin Roundup.
The Price Sisters’ 2016 self-titled Rebel Records recording has been well received, garnering positive reviews both nationally and internationally. The EP remains strong on both the weekly Roots Music Top 50 Bluegrass Album and Singles charts as well as weekly AirPlay Direct charts. The recording is also nominated in three categories in the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards.
Lauren and Leanna are 2017 honors graduates of Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, where they obtained their Bachelor of Arts degrees in Traditional Music. They are currently (July 2017) recording their second Rebel Records’ release in Nashville, Tennessee, with a tentative release date of fall, 2017.
Programs and Stations
The Price Sisters would like to take a minute to thank the following programs and stations for their encouragement and support of our music:
Brett Smeltzer, Bluegrass Retrospect , www.thebluegrassjamboree.com
Annette Grady, Annette Grady Jamboree, www.thebluegrassjamboree.com
Joe Stutzman (Wisconsin Joe), Heartland Bluegrass, www.bluegrassmix.com
Dan & Deanna Alley, Bluegrass Time, www.bluegrassmix.com
Iowa Homegrown Music, www.iowahomegrown.com
Sid Randell, GhostRider’s C&W Country Music Show, United Kingdom, http://www.watton-radio.co.uk
Bob (Red Roberts), WMMT 88.7 FM, Whitesburg, KY, www.wmmt.org
Karly Dawn Milner, WMKY 90.3 FM, Morehead State University public radio, Morehead, KY, www.wmky.org
Michelle Wallace, Pickin’ Parlor, WMKY 90.3 FM, Morehead State University public radio, Morehead, KY, www.wmky.org
Buddy Merriam, Blue Grass Time, WUSB 90.1 FM, Stony Brook, NY, www.wusb.fm
Frank Hoppe, Bluegrass Etcetera with Frank Hoppe, KCSN 88.7, Los Angeles, CA, www.kcsn.org
Dennis Brunnenmeyer, Nevada City Limits, KVMR 89.5 FM, Nevada City, CA, www.kvmr.org
Les Sears, Bluegrass Time, www.bluegrassmix.com
Al Shusterman, Backroads Bluegrass, KUBU Radio, Fair Oaks, CA
Bob Mitchell, Bluegrass Mix, Bluegrass Jamboree, WKWC-FM, WFPK-FM, WCHQ-FM, Louisville, KY