The Annie Oakley is an indie folk band fronted by identical twin sisters Jo and Sophia Babb. The sisters combine immaculate harmonies with intimate storytelling, touching on the most human of elements in their writing.
Jo & Sophia began their journey with songwriting after the death of their father at a young age. Their mother would tell them in consolation, “Write, girls, write it all down. Write down your feelings, they need a way out.”
So, the twins wrote incessantly. Expression of their pain through song became a ritual for them. Their songs became lighthouses in their darkest days.
And with time, the young girls became young women, graduating from the grief that first brought them to music. They were ready to share their message of respite amongst hardship through the release of their first full-length album, Words We Mean.
Words We Mean chronicles their transition from youth to young womanhood, from grief to happiness, recovery to self discovery – narrating the first chapter of the rest of their lives.
Here’s what others are saying about The Annie Oakley:
“A warm cascading sound, allied to thoughtful emotive lyrics, Words We Mean has set a high benchmark for The Annie Oakley, and I await this band’s growth with anticipation.” – Folk and Tumble
“Imagine if Simon & Garfunkel – but in this version of reality, they’re identical twin sisters. That’s The Annie Oakley.” – The Third Eve
“Folk-Americana language that eludes most others at their tender age [ . . . ] their pristine but pillow-soft voices folding into immaculate harmonies the envy of even the most vetted musical collaborators out there.” – Joshua Boydston, The Norman Transcript
“These sisters harmonize like fresh made bread and home churned butter, sweetened with just a touch of molasses. To see and hear such magic when it first comes to bloom, to watch it grow and spread smiles and wonder across a wider world is indeed a privilege and pleasure. Don’t miss them when they come to your area!” – Rick Reiley, Corridor Magazine