Bath Bluegrass Jamboree Welcomes The Church Sisters

Warm Springs, VA – The Church Sisters will be performing Saturday night at the Ninth Annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree. The Church Sisters are fifteen year old twins Sarah and Savannah. Sarah plays the mandolin and provides harmony vocals while Savannah sings lead.

“We won a local competition called the WAKG Rising Star Talent Competition” says Savannah Church. “I tried it out in about 2006 and I didn’t make it into the competition. The next year I did it with my twin sister Sarah and I actually got in and we won the competition. Ever since then, the phone’s been ringing off the hook.”

“Me and Sarah had just faxed in a song that we heard off of the Disney channel” she says. “We’d been practicing for a long time in our room and we wanted to wait until we got really, really good at it before anyone heard it. One night we were driving home from church, we said hey Mom, listen to this, we’ve been practicing for a while and we want to hear it; so we just break out into song. And she said it sounded so good she almost wrecked the car.”

“I just like the reaction that people get when they hear us sing, to see their faces” says Savannah. “A lot of the time when we go to sing at church or an event, people think that we’re two old ladies when they hear the name Church Sisters, they must be two old ladies; but they’re very, very surprised when they meet us.”

The Bath Bluegrass Jamboree is Saturday night April second from 6 to 9 at Bath County High School. Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers and High Ground will also perform. Proceeds benefit community radio station WCHG in Hot Springs. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 13 to 18 and 12 and under are free.

The Jamboree is part of the new Mountain Strings and Arts Festival. The Festival gets underway on Friday night with a barn dance and continues on Saturday with events all day. For more information about the Bath Bluegrass Jamboree and the Mountain Strings and Arts Festival visit or call WCHG at 839-5400.

Please click on the above link to hear music from the Church Sisters.

Story By

Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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