"The Sweater Set will pluck at your heartstrings"
with "an intimidating number of instruments," (Washington Post) and soaring soprano-alto harmonies. Listeners are invited into Sara Curtin & Maureen Andary's joyful friendship as they sing about loves lost and found, accompanying themselves with elaborate arrangements of guitar, ukulele, accordion, banjo, and flute.
Brightest Young Things nominates them as “D.C.’s most endearing duo," claiming their attraction to them in live performance was “instant and inescapable."
Winners of multiple Washington Area Music Awards, The Sweater Set 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 2018.
Lifelong Washingtonians, the women of The Sweater Set grew up exposed to the incredible arts scene in the city. Their upbringing included classical music education, choral arts training, acting workshops, and musical theatre training throughout the DC area. The independence and ingenuity of their lyrics, entrepreneurial spirit, and dedication to craft development are all illustrative of the kind of world class city Washington, D.C. is, and the type of artist this supportive and resourceful community nurtures.
The Sweater Set won a Washington Area Music Award for their record "OH VISITOR" in 2013, but haven't released an album since. On Saturday, March 31st, 2018, that began to change when the singers met at Tonal Park to premiere & simultaneously record 10 new songs in front of a 50 person studio audience. The resulting live album, entitled "Fly on the Wall," is Sara Curtin & Maureen Andary's way of celebrating over a decade of collaboration as The Sweater Set. With stripped down arrangements that focus on vocals and lyricism, the forthcoming record is reflective of the duo's maturing sound and choral roots.
Enjoy a sneak peak of "Fly on the Wall," with this preview performance filmed at Takoma Ranch.