Sunday, Oct 23, 2016
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3 form musical sisterhood

For the Chenille Sisters, tomorrow night's performance at the River Raisin Centre Center for the Arts in Monroe is pretty close to a trip back home.

Formed 20 years ago in Ann Arbor, the three women - no, they're not really sisters - started their career at The Ark near the University of Michigan campus. Grace Morand and guitarist Connie Huber were in a band called Cookin' and they would occasionally share the stage with Cheryl Dawdy on open mic night at The Ark, a centerpiece venue for folk and blues acts.

When they sang together their voices blended perfectly in a country-folk style, and a chemistry was born that would carry them for two decades and 11 albums, three of them for children. They've been featured on National Public Radio on Prairie Home Companion and All Things Considered.

The group peppers their performance with plenty of humor in addition to perfect harmony. Their irreverent sense of humor is reflected in their name. As a child, Huber made aprons, curtains, tablecloths, and other items out of chenille fabric.

Tickets for tomorrow's 8 p.m. show are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $12 for full-time students. They can be charged by phone at 734-242-7722 or purchased at the door. The center is at 114 South Monroe St., Monroe.

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