To celebrate our 10 YEARS (!!) as The Sweater Set, we're recording a live album of brand new songs and YOU'RE INVITED! Have you ever wanted to peel back the curtain and be a fly on the wall of the creative process? Wondered what it's like in the recording...
The Sweater Set has been nominated for a 2015 Washington Area Music Award Nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Group!! Award ceremony to take place in April 10 at the State Theatre in Falls Church.
For the fourth consecutive year, The Sweater Set has won the award for best Contemporary Folk Group!
Both Sara and Maureen have been selected as Artist Fellows for the 2015 fiscal year by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities!
This is a wonderful fellowship program that supports working artists who live within the District.
Happy to announce that THE SWEATER SET has been nominated for 2014 Washington Area Music Awards:
Best Folk-Contemporary Duo/Group (4th year in a row)
Best Folk-Contemporary Vocalist (Sara Curtin)
2014 Songwriter of the Year (Sara Curtin)
The WAMMIES are March 15, 2015 so we\'ll keep you posted . . .
The Sweater Set has been awarded two Washington Area Music Awards including Best Contemporary Folk Group and Best Contemporary Folk Recording for 2013 for their record OH VISITOR! The Awards were announced on Sunday, February 16th at the State Theatre in Falls Church, VA at the 26th Annual WAMMIE Awards.
The Sweater Set has been nominated for 4 Wammies including Best Contemporary Folk Group and Best Contemporary Folk Record. WAMA members vote for the winners who will be announced Sunday February 16th at The State Theatre! The Sweater Set were awarded the 2012 and 2011 Wammie for Best Contemporary Folk...
Maureen & Sara were each awarded a 2014 Fellowship with the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. The fellowship consists of a monetary contribution to each of the ladies to support their creative career development!
Very Cool! Thanks, DC! Seriously feeling the hometown love.
If you just want your fix of gossip, you could read People magazine. But, listening to Oh Visitor, the newest album from D.C. folk duo The Sweater Set, is a better, more enjoyable idea. It’s an open invitation, after all. The title is apt, the duo’s way of calling...
The Sweater Set album review, ‘Oh Visitor’
By Catherine P. Lewis,April 25, 2013
The Sweater Set will perform in the Washington, DC area. (Shervin Lainez/ )
THE SWEATER SET
Kindred spirits: The Magnetic Fields,
Ani DiFranco, the Murmurs
Show: Friday at Strathmore. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. 301-581-5100. www....
To dissect the 14 songs of The Sweater Set‘s new album Oh Visitor is an arduous task; the album has layers upon layers of detailed sound that peeks out and exposes itself with each new listen. The Washington, D.C. band cites a range of genre influences in this third...
Standout Track: No. 5, “Simple," the lyrics of which inspired the title of Sara Curtin and Maureen Andary’s new album, Oh, Visitor. It’s a departure from The Sweater Set’s usually uptempo, ukulele-infused material, but the combination of electric guitar, classical guitar, and Andary’s vocals suits the lyrics’ quiet resignation about...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Sweater Set - OH VISITOR - 2013
Digital Release - April 30, 2013
Washington, DC Release Concert - April 26, 2013 - Strathmore
The Sweater Set weaves listeners into a quilt of musical influences spanning country, folk, rock, and jazz, amplified by the addition of electric...
The Sweater Set won the 2012 Washington Area Music Award for Best Contemporary Folk Group. The win was the second consecutive for the Washington-DC based duo that boasts "an intimidating number of instruments." - the Washington Post.
The Sweater Set just completed a two week tour through the south and through the great state of Texas with Folk Artist Michelle Shocked! Our biggest highlights of the trip were in New Orleans & Austin. Performing at Chickie Wah Wah on Canal Street in New Orleans, we were surprised...
We're so excited to announce we won our first Wammie award for Best Contemporary Folk Duo in the Washington Area!
Strathmore Artists-in-Residence Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin layer soprano harmonies over arrangements of ukulele, guitar, flute, hand percussion, accordion, glockenspiel, and the occasional kazoo/mouth trumpet.
Strathmore Artists-in-Residence Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin layer soprano/alto harmonies over arrangements of ukulele, guitar, flute, hand percussion, accordion, glockenspiel, banjo, and the occasional kazoo/mouth trumpet solo. FREE! Seating first come first serve. Thursday, May 26th at 6pm
The Sweater Set are here to impress. In addition to impressing audiences with the sheer number of instruments with which they're more than proficient, Sara Curtin and Maureen Andary are also well versed in a number of musical styles. Within the course of our conversation, they brought up tidbits about...
Warning: On first listen, the music of the D.C duo the Sweater Set (with their cute name and fondness for the uke and glockenspiel) might inspire you to bake a batch of gluten-free cupcakes or knit a colorful iPhone cozy. But upon closer inspection, there's an edge to the...
Acoustic duo The Sweater Set just released their second album, "Goldmine," a collection of sweet songs with the group's signature soprano harmonies and multi-instrumental arrangements. Hear Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin perform their new material before they leave for a tour of the northeast.
A track from The Sweater Set's latest record - GOLDMINE is reviewed and discussed at length in this sweet article by Steve Kolowich of the Washington City Paper. Includes a free download of "Downstream," track 8 off of GOLDMINE.
visit the link to purchase tickets to the GOLDMINE album release party. Celebrate with The Sweater Set as they take the audience on a whirlwind performance of GOLDMINE. Featuring percussionist/drummer Dave Scalia and fellow Artist-in-Residence - violin/viola extraordinaire Chelsey Green, The girls will share the album live from start to...
'Sweater Set Love Lessons'
The Fridge DC
Local musicians Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin will be armed with ukuleles to give their Valentine's Day performance an extra twang. The Strathmore artists-in-residence, called the Sweater Set, will pluck at your heartstrings with folksy love songs in two-part harmony.
"Local rockers the Sweater Set bring a modern-pop twist to ukulele rock. What? You've never heard of ukulele rock? Just what boulder do you live under? Well, Sara Curtin and Maureen Andary will teach you that it's about much more than a teeny guitar. Check out our full interview with...
Vote for us HERE! Best Folk-Contemporary Duo/Group (The Sweater Set) and Best Folk-Contemporary Female Vocalist (Maureen Andary). Deadline to vote is January 21, 2011.
Maureen & Sara are interviewed for the Strathmore Ukulele Festival: Ladies of the Uke that happend August 25, 2010.
The Sweater Set are interviewed about their long distance creative relationship and are promoted as part of the Washington Folk Festival.
The Sweater Set - A quirky musical duo that will probably popularize the ukulele, The Sweater Set treats the senses with bright harmonies and clever lyrics. Childhood friends, Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin play multiple instruments (guitar, flute, tambourine, etc.), encapsulating the pop-folksy tunes similar to Jack Johnson. Lifting...
The Sweater Set are interviewed by Washington Post Express writer Robyn Mincher about their writing styles and debut release "Surprise Visit,".