SHEL is a quartet of sisters from Fort Collins, Colorado: Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza Holbrook. They were all born within five years of each other and raised and home-schooled by a professional songwriter father and an artist mother. They’ve been performing together for around a dozen years.
Their self-titled debut album, released two years ago, blends instrumental virtuosity with complex vocal harmonies to create a unique mix of indie folk, pop and classical music. They say their biggest influences growing up were the Beatles and the Marx Brothers. SHEL is the headlining act at the Americana Music Festival at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City Saturday evening.
Sarah and Eva joined Dakota Midday and discussed the music they create together as SHEL.