Two Nights of the Pierces

January 11th, 2012

The Pierces—sisters Allison and Catherine—come from an artistic family. Their father was a guitarist and their mother was a painter. So it should come as no surprise that the two had arty endeavors. They each became accomplished ballerinas before deciding the kind of stage work they wanted to do was of the musical variety. They began writing songs and a friend helped get them in an in with a Nashville recording company. An album, The Pierces, followed but it never really gained much ground. Undeterred, the talented sisters moved on, literally, to New York City, where they’ve found more success, releasing three more albums—the most recent of which, You & I, came out last year. But the real way to experience the Pierces (above, playing “Love You More” on Later … with Jools Holland) is in person, which you can do tonight and tomorrow at Mercury Lounge. But you’d better act now because tickets are going fast.