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The Whipstitch Sallies

The Whipstitch Sallies

The Indianapolis Star says that “The Whipstitch Sallies have been creating a buzz on the local bluegrass/folk music scene.” Their lively, energetic performances engage crowds in festival settings as well as intimate venues. All the girls sing lead and harmony vocals, and this versatility is a strength for the group’s rootsy Americana sound. Allie Burbrink brings driving rhythm and picking on acoustic guitar and banjo while Kat Erickson holds down the groove on upright bass. Meanwhile, Sam Roberts’ powerful mandolin style and Katie Burk’s spirited fiddle leads show their diverse influences – from punk to old-time. The Back Road Radio Show affirms, “These…delightful young ladies combine incredible vocal harmonies and skillful, hi-power picking into a potent folk and bluegrass mix.”

**Winners of the Shady Grove Fiddle Festival band competition, July 2011**
** Fiddle player and vocalist Katie Burk won third place in the Prairie Home Companion Duet Competition, October 2012**