Behind the Paint

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from some bright mourning, released December 9, 2013
Catherine- lead vocal, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Emily- harmony vocal, piano, percussion, poetry
Marlon Patton- bass
John Neff- pedal steel

Readings from "I Sang" by Carl Sandburg and "Our Share of Night to Bear" by Emily Dickinson


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The Skipperdees Athens, Georgia

The Skipperdees (twin sisters Emily and Catherine Backus) hail from Oak Ridge, TN, a town mentioned in the 1989 film "Fat Man and Little Boy" which featured Paul Newman with a mustache. They write sad songs but are happy people. They are Capricorns and vegetarians. Come say hey at or find them in one of the seven Waffle House locations in their current home of Athens, GA. ... more


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