NEWS AND REVIEWS - 2015



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 Kind – Fine 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. 
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