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Court Yard Hounds 9/7/13

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  • Date Recorded: September 7, 2013
  • Artist / Band: Court Yard Hounds
  • Hosting Show: Interstate
  • Sound: Dan Kinney

Court Yard Hounds, the new band formed by sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, who were founding members of the Dixie Chicks back in 1989, are not a side project, at least not any more.

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Margaret Mead said, "Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship." During a Dixie Chicks hiatus, the sisters decided they wanted to get back into the recording studio and make music, a little ahead of fellow member Natalie Maines' desire to do so. And so they did it on their own, forming Court Yard Hounds in 2010.

After a five-Grammy year with the Chicks in 2007, it must have been a little daunting to strike out with something new, but their self-titled first album did so well that the multi-instrumentalist siblings released a new recording "Amelita" this summer along with a tour that brought them to LouFest 2013.

While in the city, the group came by to play three songs from the new album which has a change in sound, not only from the Dixie Chicks, but from the first album too. It is also less about loss and more about joy. Joined by Martin Strayer on guitar and Brannen Temple on drums, the sound is incredibly full for just three players and the singing is spot on, making one wonder why the girls ever thought they needed another lead singer in the first place.

No disrespect meant, Natalie.

All photos by Virginia Harold

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