Sister Sadie

  • Dates: September 28, 2018
  • Venue: Plaza Stage
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 400 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
  • Admission: Free


Sister Sadie is made up of world-renowned musicians Dale Ann Bradley, Tina Adair, Gena Britt, Deanie Richardson, and Beth Lawrence. After playing a one-off, sold-out show together at the legendary Station Inn, located in Nashville, they decided to come together as a band and record music as Sister Sadie in 2013. They have continued to turn heads within the genre, with Alison Krauss hailing them: “Sister Sadie is an inspiring musical collaboration bringing together some of the best women bluegrass music has ever claimed.” They've since been nominated for IBMA's Emerging Artist of the Year and signed with Pinecastle Records, and they have released two albums together to date.

Dale Ann Bradley is 5 time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, and she brings her beautiful heartfelt vocals to Sister Sadie, along with her special talent of finding songs from other genres and changing them to fit our style of music. Playing mandolin for Sister Sadie is none other than the very talented and soulful Tina Adair, a powerful singer and musician who has been an IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year nominee. She brings a youthful confidence to the group. On fiddle is the always charismatic Deanie Richardson, who commands the stage like no other. Richardson has performed with Bob Seger, The Chieftains, Vince Gill, and Patty Loveless. On banjo is Gena Britt, who hails from North Carolina and has played with several critically acclaimed bluegrass bands over the years. Britt is known for her solid and tasteful banjo playing. And last but certainly not least is Beth Lawrence on acoustic bass. Lawrence is well known and respected by her peers as a phenomenal bass player. She free-lances as well and brings a comedic element to Sister Sadie's stage show.