The Cedar Sisters – Jane Carmichael and Elle Hermansen – met when both were brought in as backup singers for a rock band. The two songwriters felt an instant personal and musical connection, and soon after began writing together.
Carmichael and Hermansen are sisters in spirit, if not in fact. They share remarkably similar stories, both on and off the stage. Both were involved in pop bands that “almost” got signed, both released solo albums after those bands fell apart, both have endured ups and downs in the music business, and both suffer from endometriosis. They even have the same middle name.
It’s no surprise, then, that they sing so beautifully together.
The Cedar Sisters have used their similarities and their differences to create a sound that they affectionately refer to as “electro-folk pop”– the perfect marriage of Carmichael’s folk sensibility and Hermansen’s electronic vibe. Their music is haunting, atmospheric, and emotionally intense.
The Cedar Sisters will perform on Saturday, July 21st @ 1:30 PM on the East Stage and on Sunday, July 22 @ 3:00 PM on the North Stage.