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Ghost Stories

CD and LP pre-orders will receive signed copies (while supplies last and offer is present).

LP pressed on LIMITED EDITION White and Purple VINYL

“Their sisterly harmonies add a sweetly assured, down-home sound that rings with immediate appeal.” —Holler Magazine

Sisters Eleanor and Bonnie Whitmore, two of roots music’s most accomplished songwriter/instrumentalist/vocalists, are releasing their first album together as The Whitmore Sisters. Titled Ghost Stories, it’s inspired by the loss of family, friends, ex-boyfriends and — on the title track — people who died by police violence. These “ghosts” chose to appear right as Covid became entrenched — when live music evaporated and people were isolated from each other. Bonnie, whose four solo albums are all state-of-a-real-woman’s-heart jewels, decided to join sister Eleanor and her husband Chris Masterson in their Los Angeles closed circle for a break. Chris, who’s recorded four albums with his wife as The Mastersons, saw the visit as an opportunity to issue a mandate: If Bonnie was coming, it was time for the sisters to make a record. Not just an album, but “the album” — the musical inevitability that’s been simmering since a 22-year-old Eleanor was protecting her curly-headed 15-year-old sister at gigs in local bars. The Whitmore Sisters’ original songs, along with two covers — a song by their pal Aaron Lee Tasjan (“Big Heart Sick Mind” and “On the Wings of a Nightingale” (written by Paul McCartney for iconic siblings The Everly Brothers) — was produced by Chris Masterson and completes Ghost Stories, their debut album set for release on January 21, 2022.

Ultimately, Ghosts Stories’ cathartic songs embrace the beauty and the experience of living. What came from lock-down and shared experiences — hiking the Grand Canyon at five, playing bars at 15, getting their pilots’ licenses (their entire family fly planes), or just embracing the beauty of living — is an album to take you places and make you feel so alive. “Music should move people,” Eleanor affirms. “Or at least cause some kind of reaction. Sometimes it’s comforting, or you can rock out! I’ve always liked Woody Guthrie’s way of looking at it: ‘Music is to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.’”

This item is on pre-order and will be released on 01/21/22 . All physical items in your order will ship out in time for arrival on 01/21/22. If you purchase digital, then you will receive the DL link on 01/21/22. (If you wish to receive non pre-order items sooner please create two separate orders)
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WAV-HD Pre-Order $17.00
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CD Pre-Order $15.00
LP Pre-Order $24.00
CD/LP Bundle Pre-Order $35.00

Track Listing

Learn To Fly
The Ballad Of Sissy & Porter
Friends We Leave Behind
Hurtin' For A Letdown
Superficial World Of Love
Big Heart Sick Mind
Ghost Stories
Ricky
By Design
On The Wings Of A Nightingale
Greek Tragedy