As though sharing a womb for nine months weren’t enough intimacy for a lifetime, producer Ry Cooder recorded the Haden Triplets’ debut album around a single microphone, Carter Family–style, in Tanya Haden’s home. Petra, Rachel, and Tanya are the offspring of legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden, who grew up singing country and folk music on the radio with his own Iowa family. His daughters’ super-close harmonies manifest the warm genetic connection heard in sibling stars including the Louvin Brothers and the Carters. The sisters’ eponymous release on Jack White’s Third Man label contains tunes associated with both family units — including “When I Stop Dreaming” and “Single Girl, Married Girl” — along with songs eternalized by Kitty Wells (“Making Believe”) and even Nick Lowe (“Raining, Raining”).
Tue., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 29, 2014