Red Dirt Girls perform three-song-set on Jessop’s Jukebox

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(DOUG JESSOP’S JESSOP’S JOURNAL – ABC4 NEWS – SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Have you ever heard of “blood harmonies.” Lacey and Lyndy of the Red Dirt Girls have a bond of blood as well as creating and performing incredible melodies.

I asked these talented musicians to perform a three-song set for this episode of Jessop’s Jukebox from The Urban Lounge.

Please note that I also did an extended Jessop’s Journal interview with sisters Lacey Rogers and Lyndy Butler, otherwise known as “Red Dirt Girls”, that you can watch by CLICKING HERE.

I found out about the Red Dirt Girls when I was interviewing another talented musician, Chris Peterson. You can watch his interview by clicking here. Yes – Chris performed on Jessop’s Jukebox as well HERE.

So why the name “Red Dirt Girls” band name? They are the Rogers sisters and thought about using that as their band name…but…there is an Emmylou Harris song by the name of “Red Dirt Girl.” The sisters grew up in the red rock area of Hurricane, Utah. You put those together and the band name was born. By the way, watch the interview for the “official pronunciation” of the city Hurricane.

In a fun moment of serendipity, Lyndy’s guitar is named “Emmylou”. She won the guitar in a song writing competition and got to play her song right before Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell took the stage.

Come to find out that the girls do have day jobs. Lacey is a software engineer at DOMO and Lyndy is a music teacher at Springdale Elementary right outside of Zion National Park.

The first song that they wrote and performed together is called “Rivalry.” It’s about two sisters that disagree. They toyed with the idea of my brothers and my sisters, but decided it needed to be about sisters alone. That performance was at Utah watering hole called “A Bar Named Sue.” Of course, this all begs the question ‘how do the Rogers sisters get along?’ At least on camera, they said they get along great and never disagree. NEVER is a big word, but you can genuinely tell the affection they have for each other. Lacey is a fair amount younger than Lyndy and says that because of the age gap she has looked up to her sister for a long time that helps. They recorded a self-titled album in Nashville in February 2020, yes right as COVID was starting to go crazy.

If you like the music in this episode of Jessop’s Jukebox, you are going to want to watch their full interview. I asked them to sing one of the songs from their album in the interview. Their Mother wrote a song, “Utah Sunrise”, about the girls’ Uncle Joe that passed away from cancer.

Consider this your personal invitation to watch this entire episode of Jessop’s Jukebox and share it with someone that enjoys good music.

Everyone has a story. I strongly feel that “stories have power”. Chances are that if you are going through something, that someone else probably has as well. The shared experiences we humans have can help each other. That my friend makes the point that stories “help us understand each other.”

You don’t have to agree with everyone, but in my opinion, if people would take more time getting to knowing more about others and where they are coming from, we just might find out that we have more similarities than differences.

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Jessop’s Journal is something special when it comes to broadcast news. I have the honor of being able to do longer in-depth interviews that you don’t normally see with people from all walks of life. A big shout out goes to my collaborator, Ed Wilets , who does a great job as my videographer/editor for all my stories. Your feedback is always welcome at DJessop@abc4.com

Other episodes of Jessop’s Journal can be seen at www.ABC4.com/Journal and are made possible by the generous support of Rustico, Tailor Cooperative, JW Custom Hats, Ogden’s Own Distillery and XLEAR.

You can also see my positive business profiles called “Utah Success Stories” every Sunday in the ABC4 News at 10 p.m. or online at www.ABC4.com/Success

Everyone has a Story. Stories have Power. They help us Understand each other. With another entry into Jessop’s Journal I’m Doug Jessop, ABC4 News.

Doug Jessop
For Doug Jessop, it all started with a cassette recorder he got for Christmas when he was 12 years old growing up in Southern California. Doug interviewed relatives, friends and anyone else that might have a good story. You can follow Doug at www.DougJessop.com, on YouTube.com/DougJessop, and @DougJessopNews on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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