Band Bio

The Burney Sisters, comprised of sisters Emma (15), and recently joined 13-year-old sister Bella, create music with a maturity and emotional intelligence that belies their age. Emma and Bella write keen and knowing songs while also arranging for multiple instruments and structuring unique and resonant harmonies.  The result is personal and penetrating music that both connects with and captivates their listener. Their soul nurturing sibling harmonies and tunes are reminiscent of The Avett Brothers, First Aid Kit, Brandi Carlile, The Staves, and Joseph.

They have played stages big and small, opening for such legends as Wynonna Judd, Jo Dee Messina, Larkin Poe, Del McCoury, and ‘The Voice’ alum Sawyer Fredericks. Playing festival stages such as Blissfest, Shoe Fest, Shipyard, Moccasin Creek, Columbia’s Roots N Blues, and most notably, the Cayamo Music Cruise in 2023. This affords them exciting opportunities to play main stages, sharing lineups, festivals, a cruise, and ampitheaters with artists including Jeff Tweedy, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crowe, and Brandi Carlile, to name just a few.  

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Emma has established herself as not only a vocal power house, but has all but mastered several instruments. Her first love was the guitar, but it was followed quickly by bass, fiddle, cello, piano, banjo, and basically anything she can get her hands on. She has recently added some of her own original songs to the set, and continues to be a major voice in arranging all of the songs the girls perform.

Bella, the youngest of the songwriting duo, add not only her vocal talents, but also rounds out the girls' harmonic sound and rhythm on bass.