Raleigh's Own The Lang Sisters to Showcase at SPBGMA in February


The Lang Sisters is a band formed in 2012 by Chloe and Jessica Lang. Chloe, 16, and Jessica, 12 , enjoy playing bluegrass, country, folk and gospel music. Next month, they will be among eight other bands performing at the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Assocation's (SPBGMA) Youth Showcase in Nashville from February 5-7.

The Lang Sisters started playing guitar in 2011 and were mentored by talented adults in various bluegrass jams in the Piedmont of North Carolina. They joined the Chatham County Junior Appalachian Musicians (ChamJAM), (affiliated with the Regional JAM program) in 2012 and remain actively involved with the program, performing extensively at festivals, fiddlers’ conventions, weddings, nursing homes, arts programs, civic and corporate functions, fund raisers and Christian outreach events.

The Lang Sisters have also attended PineCone's Bluegrass Camps for Youth, and they are members of PineCone, IBMA, High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association, and the North Carolina Bluegrass Association.

Additionally, The Lang Sisters performed in 2013 and 2014 at the IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. They also performed at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport as part of RDU’s IBMA Salute to Bluegrass Series in both 2013 and 2014, and at Artsplosure's First Night Raleigh on the last day of 2014.

Chloe serves as a youth counselor and instructor at the annual ChamJAM summer camp. Jessica also plays mandolin and continues to win accolades for her flatpicking guitar work, as well as for her vocals at multiple competitions, along with Chloe at various fiddlers’ conventions throughout the state. The sisters have placed in multiple categories at Seagroves, High Falls, Surry, Hoppin John’s and Mt. Airy fiddlers’ conventions. The Lang Sisters placed at the NC State Fair Folk Festival in the adult duet category, despite their young ages of 11 and 15 at the time.

They grew up in old-time and bluegrass music thanks to Chatham County Junior Appalachian Musicians and PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music summer camp programs.  The Lang sisters enjoy PineCone concerts and jams and are looking forward to greater involvement as they progress in their music.  The sisters are also members of IBMA Youth Council and High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association in Greensboro.

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Raleigh-based duo will be among nine youth acts showcasing at the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Assocation's (SPBGMA) Youth Showcase in Nashville from February 5-7.