Annie Oakley is an all-girl Americana band founded by Oklahoma City singer-songwriters Sophia and Grace Babb. Their music and compelling harmonies have a soulful, indie-folk feel that has been described as coming “straight from the heart.”
The Americana music the sisters write and play combines elements of folk, bluegrass, country, indie, and soul. It seems to grow from Oklahoma’s red clay—and no wonder, since the sisters descend from pioneer Okie stock on both sides of the family. High school seniors concurrently enrolled in college classes, the girls frequently perform with friends Nia Personette on violin, and Gabee Rolla-Danley or Frank Lawrence on mandolin.
The 17-year-old twins released their debut EP, Annie Oakley, in December 2013 and plan a September 2015 release for their newest EP, Thought of You a God.
The historic Annie Oakley best expressed the spirit of this duo thus:
“Aim at a high mark and you’ll hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second time. Maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting, for only practice will make you perfect. Finally, you’ll hit the bull’s-eye of success.”