Annie Oakley is an Oklahoma City-based Americana band fronted by twin sisters Sophia and Grace. Their flawless vocal harmonies and sharply observant lyrics led to Rising Star and Oklahoma’s Choice: Best Band awards in 2016 and coveted official showcases at Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) in 2016 and at Folk Alliance International 2017.
Singing together since childhood, Sophia and Grace picked up guitars and started songwriting after their father’s suicide compelled them to find an emotional outlet. A year later, they were joined by their friend Nia Personette on violin, herself no stranger to loss—she, too, had lost her father shortly before joining the band. Since the band’s formation, musical instrumentation and emotive lyrics have been at the forefront of their performances.