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  • KKFI 90.1 FM - Tasty Brew Music Hosts Signal to Noise with the Vogts Sisters - 10/27/17 The Tasty Brew Edition of Signal to Noise on October 27 2017 welcomes The Vogts Sisters live in the studio...Also featured music from The Wailin' Jennys, Cactus Blossoms, The Everly Brothers, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton. Listen to the show HERE.

2017 Walnut Valley Festival - New Song Showcase First Place Winner - In the Valley


The Walnut Valley Festival salutes the top 20 songs submitted (2 from each of 10 categories). The selected NewSongs are honored in one of two showcases at the September Festival. Winners receive medals and are performed by the songwriters.



  • Vogts Sisters to Perform in Grand Island, Hastings - 8/10/17 - "The Vogts Sisters, featuring Maggie, 26, and Abigail, 21, will perform at The Chocolate Bar in Grand Island on Aug. 19, and at The Listening Room at The Lark in Hastings on Aug. 20." Read the entire article from The Grand Island Independent HERE.
  • The Bluegrass Group The Vogts Sisters To Perform At Concordia's Brown Grand Theatre - 8/9/17 - "The bluegrass musical group the Vogts Sisters will be in the North Central Kansas area on Friday, August 18th at the Brown Grand Theatre in downtown Concordia." Read the entire article from NCK Today HERE.
  • ALMA presents Vogts Sisters for Sundays at Six - 7/7/17 - "Enjoy free music throughout the summer presented by The Alamosa Live Music Association. Sundays at Six continues on July 9 in Alamosa with The Vogts Sisters, bringing their sweet folk harmonies to Cole Park." Read more from Alamosa News HERE.
  • The Vogts Sisters return to Creede on Second Colorado Music Tour - 7/5/17 - "The Vogts Sisters touch the hearts of audiences everywhere they go—especially in Colorado, which is why they chose to return to the Rocky Mountain state for their second Colorado Music Tour this July." Read the entire article from the Monte Vista Journal HERE.
  • The Vogts Sisters harmonizing across the Midwest, by Jeff Korbelik - 5/17/17 - "When Abigail Vogts began taking guitar lessons as a middle schooler from her pastor, she said he had one requirement. “He wanted singing to be a part of my instrument playing,” the now 20-year-old from Erie, Kansas, said in a phone interview. Who knew that a few years later that would lead to bigger things?" Read the entire article from the Lincoln Journal Star HERE.
  • Ozark Highlands Radio - The Vogts Sisters, Episode #46 - 2/10/17 - "With haunting harmonies and wickedly creative songs, the Vogts Sisters...stand out in a crowded field of similar performers, with a fresh sound from America’s Heartland." Read more and listen to their Ozark Folk Center performances and interview HERE.
  • The Winning Verses, by Jocelyn Murphy - 10/14/16 - "The Vogts Sisters (pronounced votes) have been winning awards for their songwriting since they started touring only four years ago. On Saturday, they return to Eureka Springs where they won last year's singer/songwriter contest at the Ozark Folk Festival, which earned them the opening spot for the headliners of this year's festival, The Elders." Read the entire article from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette HERE. 

2016 Walnut Valley Festival - New Song Showcase First Place Winner - Alexander

The Walnut Valley Festival salutes the top 20 songs submitted (2 from each of 10 categories). The selected NewSongs are honored in one of two showcases at the September Festival. Winners receive medals and are performed by the songwriters.


  • No Depression Album Review, by Frank Gutch Jr. - 7/26/2016 - "Again, ten solid originals presented Vogts Sisters-style, this time just the sisters and the songs. Low key but not lo-fi, they keep the songs close to the vest, singing from the heart. There is lonesome here, and happiness, and humility, but mostly melody and harmony." See the entire review HERE. 
  • The Daily Country Album Review, by Harriett - 7/18/2016 - "The talented  duo unapologetically embrace the power of an acoustic guitar, a fiddle and flawless vocals in this ten track, self-produced  gem... Strong Americana and Folk sensibilities are represented throughout in both the instrumentation and the stories told that are universal to the human condition." See the entire review HERE.  
  • The Vogts Sisters Launch New Album HOMEWARD - 7/11/2016 - "Often referred to as musical angels, the Vogts Sisters touch the hearts of audiences everywhere they go—including their first Colorado Music Tour, from which they’ve just returned." Read the entire Chanute Tribune article HERE. 
  • The Bluegrass Broadcast Album Review, by Renee Eberle - 7/2016 - "[HOMEWARD] opens with the award winning "Remain" a beautiful love song about trust and loyalty and is followed by "Once in a While" a lilting love-gone-wrong song that really showcases the beautiful harmonies....If you only check out one song on this recording don't miss "Maybe" a cleverly written, relevant piece about the acoustic, Americana-folk music that they are representing so well (I LOVE this one!) - See the entire review HERE. 
  • Live Music Review: The Vogts Sisters @ the Root, by Jeremy Johnson - 2/12/16 - "Coffeehouse concerts can give off an “open mic night” vibe–i.e., informal and amateurish, the sort of thing musicians and listeners try to avoid. Musicians have to battle with screaming espresso machines for the audience’s attention. Sometimes nobody shows up but the musicians. Occasionally there’s awful poetry. In short, they can be a sad ordeal.--None of this was present at Root Coffeehouse on Friday night when the Vogts Sisters (pronounced “votes”) took the stage."

2015 Ozark Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition
First Place Winners

Final competition held in Eureka Springs, Arkansas at the Basin Park Band Shell where top finalists perform three original songs for top three award placement. 




2015 Walnut Valley Festival - New Song Showcase First Place Winner - Remain

The Walnut Valley Festival salutes the top 20 songs submitted (2 from each of 10 categories). The selected NewSongs are honored in one of two showcases at the September Festival. Winners receive medals and are performed by the songwriters.



  • Sister Singers' Hyped Harmonies to Fill Theater Space - 8/4/15 - "Abbey Vogts is humble about the musical talents she shares with her older sister Maggie. 'I wouldn't say we're very good,' the soon-to-be-19-year-old half of folk duo The Vogts Sisters modestly stated last week in the lead-up to their performance Saturday as part of the Hutchinson Theatre Guild's Stage 9 Live! concert series. But try telling that to their fans, or to the numerous critics and judges who have praised their work and bestowed them with accolades." Read the rest of the interview HERE. 
  • The Daily Country - Album Review, by Tara - 6/29/15 - "Enchanting. Captivating. Delightful. The Vogts Sisters first original album, My Own Dixie is all of those things; an album blending Folk, Americana and Bluegrass into something graceful and pristine, filled with harmonies and instrumentation that are absolutely gorgeous." Read the rest of the review HERE. 
  • Marie Crichton's Country Show - BBC Local Radio - 6/27/15 The Loving KindFine folksy band, think you’re going to really love them, lovely warm harmony, I think they've got a great sound…I think they’re great, really lovely song” -  Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire. See more HERE.
  • For the Country Record - Featured Album Review, by Vickye- 6/19/15 - "At just 24 and 18 years old, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the Vogts Sisters are rookies to the music industry, or pop country divas just looking to become stars. However, the Kansas natives have not only been winning numerous contests and playing around their home state for years, they also grew up on the old-time cowboy ballads and a mix of bluegrass, folk and Americana, providing their music a maturity rarely found in women of their age." 
  • The Vogts Sisters to Entertain Festival Goers - 6/11/15 - "Coming from Erie, Kansas, two sisters will bring their style of music to the Cow Creek Bluesgrass Festival." Read the rest of the Pittsburg Morning Sun article HERE. 


2015 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Contest - 
Third Place Winner - "Lost Highway" 

This international, folk-oriented songwriting contest is held in conjunction with the Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, held in Woody’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma, each July. 


  • The Even Ground - My Own Dixie Album Review, by Ted Rogen - 5/15/15 - "The Vogts Sisters who are actually sisters recently released an exceptional album entitled My Own Dixie. Maggie Vogts (acoustic guitar, fiddle, harmony vocals) and Abigail Vogts (acoustic guitar, mandolin, main vocals) have a surplus of talent that is immediately recognizable amongst the Americana/folk/country songs they play. The album is perfectly engineered which only adds to the warm, comforting tones that emanate from My Own Dixie." 
  • No Depression - My Own Dixie Album Review, by Frank Gutch, Jr -  5/15/15 - "It is Saturday morning and I am awash in the beauty of musical DNA, that of The Vogts Sisters to be exact (You pronounce that Votes, sports fans). Listening to their new album My Own Dixie has reawakened my interest in writing a piece on DNA and music. There is something magical about familial voices, is there not?" See the rest of the review HERE. 
  • Red Dirt Nation - The Vogts Sisters Draw Up Old Timey Thrills with My Own Dixie, by Bill Jones - 5/13/15 - "From their humble beginnings playing music in the backyard at family gatherings to award winning performances at various town festivals and theatres in and around Kansas, the Vogts Sisters have come a long way. Their latest album, My Own Dixie, showcases entirely original material for the first time. Beautiful, folksy bluegrass plays over haunting vocals and harmonizing mature lyrics. Utilizing more instruments and guest talent this time around, one is provided with a rich listening experience that stays with you and proves they have what it takes to keep ol’ timey music alive and well." Read the Featured Article HERE. 

2015 Indie International Songwriting Competition - Fourth Place Winner

The Loving Kind was chosen for fourth place in the Americana/Folk Division Category.  See more HERE. 




  • Vogts Sisters Launch Original Album - 3/24/15 -  Touring throughout the year in and around Kansas, The Vogts Sisters offer graceful performances, blending timeless Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass music with sweet sister harmony. The sister duo released their debut album in fall of 2012, and have since been working on My Own Dixie, their first all-original album. Read more from the Chanute Tribune HERE. 
2014 Walnut Valley Festival - New Song Showcase First Place Winner - Wayward Heart

The Walnut Valley Festival salutes the top 20 songs submitted (2 from each of 10 categories). The selected NewSongs are honored in one of two showcases at the September Festival. Winners receive medals and are performed by the songwriters.




2014 Finalist ~ Great American Song Contest

Guitar Man made it as a Finalist in the Folk Category - 16th Annual Great American Song Contest. GASC Judges reviewed songs by nearly 1700 songwriters around the world. See the full list HERE. 




2014 Indie International Songwriting Competition - First Place Winner 

Maggie Vogts, Folk Division Winner for her song, Ballad of a Love Miscast. The Indie International Songwriting Contest is an annual song competition that gives recognition to some of the best emerging songwriters in the world. See more HERE. 





Sister Act Shines - Southeast Kansas Living Magazine - 12/1/13


With their timeless music and effortless melodies, the Vogts Sisters are capturing SEK's attention. Read the article HERE. 



  • Seasons of Humility CD Review - 1/4/13 - Creative album cover, great "old-timey" song selections, and lovely voices. Maggie and Abbey are both very talented - certainly musical artists to watch if you're a bluegrass fan! I love the sweetness and heart of the whole album. Current song favorites: "One More Dollar," "Lila Jean," "Acony Bell," and "Tear My Stillhouse Down." - Review by Amber Stokes
  • Girls' Interview at Seasons of Humility Blog - 12/4/12 - Amber Stokes works in marketing for a Christian publisher. On the side, she writes inspirational fiction depicting the seasons of life and love--and is a fan of bluegrass music. Read her interview with the girls HERE. 
  • Vogts Sisters to be in Big Gospel Show - Fort Scott Tribune - 11/29/12 - Jimmy Fortune and T. Graham Brown along with the Vogts Sisters, who have performed many times in Fort Scott, will join together for "A Family Christmas Celebration with Jimmy Fortune, T. Graham Brown & The Vogts Sisters" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Parsons Municipal Auditorium, 112 S 17th, Parsons. Read more HERE. 
  • The Vogts Sisters Launch CD - Pittsburg Morning Sun - 11/1/12 - At a time when many young performers are rocking out, the Vogts Sisters of Erie are making sweet music together. “We call it folk, but we’re not sure what it is, borderline bluegrass, maybe,” said Maggie Vogts, a Pittsburg State University senior. See the article HERE.
  • Bluegrass Sisters to Bring Act to Town - Parsons Sun - 9/28/12 - Neither Maggie Vogts nor her sister Abigail Vogts, both of Erie, imagined a year ago that doing what they enjoy the most--making must together--would soon land them on a stage performing before large audiences. Read the rest of the article HERE. 

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