If you want to start a band, you might not realize that you have a perfect bandmate LIVING IN YOUR HOUSE. What’s better than making music with your sister? I’m guessing nothing. But a close second might be listening to sisters make music together—whether it’s nature or nurture, their harmonizing sounds more glorious, and their playing more effortless, than most other bands’.
Here are 16 songs by some of my favorite sister acts (but you should also check out Dog Party, the Secret Sisters, the Chapin Sisters, Puro Instinct, LCMDF, Les Nubians, MayaVanya, the Nields, the Boswell Sisters, the Pointer Sisters, the Dixie Cups, the Shangri-Las, Lennon and Maisy Stella, the Angels, ESG, and so many more that I didn’t have room for!).
Portion of a photo by Diane Arbus.