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Artists in Residence--The Burney Sisters - CANCELED

The Artist in Residence Program aims to enlighten and inspire the youth of our area by bringing in top talent from around the country who are in their age group. The artists will also be performing concerts in public and in retirement communities. This is an opportunity for the artists to grow and meet their peers where they are, finding a common thread through music and entertainment. This program is made possible by a grant from Siemer Milling Company.

Olivia & Emma Burney are a dynamic sister duo with an indie folk/pop sound.

The sisters started singing around the house when they were barely able to walk, with some vocal coaching from Mom, they began harmonizing well before they picked up instruments. Olivia found her first love in the ukulele after finding one at a garage sale for a dollar. After a few online tutorials, she was well on her way to being the performer and teacher she is today. Currently, Olivia writes the bulk of the tunes that the sisters perform, including their single "Constellations" and the popular "Plastic", which appeared on their debut 2017 EP.

Not to be outdone by her older sister, Emma picked up the guitar at the age of 9, and began learning songs of her own. Now, she helps Olivia with all of the arrangements and harmonies and has since expanded her instrumental arsenal to include bass, banjo, keys, fiddle, and cello. Their soul nurturing sibling harmonies and tunes are reminiscent of The Avett Brothers, , First Aid Kit, Indigo Girls, The Staves, and The Wild Reeds, and their music can be found on Itunes, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon.

Their follow-up EP, "Where We Stand" was released in 2018, 2 singles and a video, including Make Me Happy, premiered in 2019, and they are on course for a February 2020 acoustic EP release entitled, "Letters". Later this year, they will make their first full production album debut in October. Make sure to check out The Burney Sisters and all their upcoming events on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

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