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LISTENING IN: Here come The Petersens, and it’s all right

The Petersons are a folk-bluegrass outfit from Branson, Missouri, uniquely comprised of mom and dad Peterson, their four kids Katie, Ellen, Matt, and Julianne, and “dear friend and honorary Petersen” Emmett Franz.

The central figures, however, are the girls, who delightfully harmonize and share lead vocals, while all the members kick in with the instruments – amongst them guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, dobro, and fiddle.

Inspired to the Appalachian genre at a bluegrass festival at Gettysburg, Pa., the family unit has gone on to appear on various TV shows and tour extensively, including Canada.

They describe their music, including covers like the George Harrison classic “Here Comes the Sun” (linked below), as “like one big welcome mat… If you’re looking for some encouragement in a chaotic world and an escape from the busy-ness and stress of everyday life, you’ve come to the right place.”

And that sounds like just the right note about now. (PS, don’t tune out the post-song comments and credits).

First published at Travel Industry Today

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