In this Creator Conversation interview, I speak with singers, songwriters, sisters, Sophia and Grace of Annie Oakley.
Q. First off, tell everyone a little bit about yourself and your music.
A. We are Sophia and Grace Babb, 16-year-old twins from Moore, OK and Annie Oakley is our band. Our music has an Americana, indie-folk sound with compelling harmonies. We started performing professionally in 2012 and have played many events and venues in the past year and a half. We’re completing our high school education online to allow us to focus on our music.
We were thrilled to release our debut EP, Annie Oakley, on December 19!
Q. What was the greatest challenge in making this EP?
A. The greatest challenge in making the “Annie Oakley” EP was getting over our own perfectionism! We learned that no matter how many times you re-do a song, there’s always room for some kind of improvement, even if it’s the smallest thing.
Q. Use only seven words to describe each song. Go!
A. “Dangerous Mind” – a sultry, forthright warning about dangerous relationships
“Last Christmas Should’ve Been the End” – a wistful song expressing regret and resignation
“Change One” – a person talks to her destructive dependency
“This One’s for You” – the quintessential breakup song; great with Kleenex
“Woohoo” – an exuberant, rollicking anthem about stereotypical teens
“Your Girl” – written in grief after our father died
Q. What inspired this album?
We had so much material we’d written and performed, that we felt it was time to give our fans and audiences something they could listen to at home.A. We had so much material we’d written and performed, that we felt it was time to give our fans and audiences something they could listen to at home.
Q. Anything else you want people to know?
A. We admire local musicians and songwriters like John Fullbright, Bryon White (The Damn Quails) and Kierston White, Samantha Crain, our mentor Frank Lawrence, and others who have inspired us to keep singing and songwriting. We also like cats.
People on Spotify can listen to the entire EP free by accessing their playlist here: