The Sweater Set

January 13, 2017

The Sweater Set will pluck at your heart strings,” with “an intimidating number of instruments” (WaPo) and soaring soprano-alto harmonies. You are invited into Sara Curtin & Maureen Andary‘s joyful friendship as they sing about loves lost and found, accompanying themselves with elaborate arrangements of accordion, banjo, ukulele, guitar, and flute.

BrightestYoungThings nominates them as “D.C.’s most endearing duo,” claiming their attraction to them in live performance was “instant and inescapable.”

The Sweater Set won the 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011 Washington Area Music Awards for Best Contemporary Folk Duo and the 2013 Washington Area Music Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording. They have toured throughout Ireland, the UK, & the Northeast & Southern United States; opened for Dar Williams, Aoife O’Donovan, and Michelle Shocked; served as Artists-in-Residence at the Strathmore Center for the Performing Arts; and partnered with the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities as Artist Fellows in 2015.