Hi! We’re the GillyGirls: an Americana, Bluegrass band welcome to our music!
“Shout for joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of his name; make His praise glorious.” Psalm 66:1-2
What do you get when you take two sets of teenage twins, stir in a mandolin, banjo, ukulele and several other stringed instruments? If you’re talking about the GillyGirls Band, the mix results in high-energy, old-time country (complete with yodeling) and gospel music. In their vintage inspired dresses and cowboy boots, these charming, young ladies bring refreshing wholesomeness to performances, evoking memories of a simpler time and bringing hope that the world is not completely fallen. The four sisters, Savannah & Morgan age 16, and Hailey & Jillian, age 13, call themselves an Americana, Bluegrass band. Growing up on a 5-Generation family ranch in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills has given them a love for all things country and that includes traditional American music. It is easy to forget they haven’t done this for long. They make it look effortless and fun!
They all contribute vocally, in a style that makes us love tight sibling harmony. Savannah plays fiddle, sings harmonies and does arrangements for the band while Morgan plays bass and trades between lead and baritone vocals. If she starts yodeling-look out! Her younger sister, Hailey is the guitarist and sings lead and tenor vocals. Jillian, sings and plays mandolin, but can move effortlessly to bass or banjo. You are in for a treat if they perform a Capella!
“The GillyGirls are bright lights in music; it is a joy to watch them share their gifts. They continue to pursue musical excellence on their instruments, and are quickly maturing into seasoned musicians with humility, creativity, and a passion to match.”
– Eva Scow Musician/Teacher
These two sets of twins have a story that borders on science fiction. Adopted and born into the same family through a unique and special program which places cryogenically frozen embryos with infertile couples, through an adoption matching process. This program is called “Snowflakes Embryo Adoption”. Just like no two snowflakes are alike, each embryo is unique, and a gift from Heaven.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
Planned before the foundation of the world, created in His image, chosen for God’s purposes, these girls were protected for over 5 years while being frozen. There are over 1,000,000 embryos in waiting who are defenseless and without a voice, but these 4 sisters, once frozen embryos, have been blessed to use their voices in song, sharing hope, joy and the love of Jesus.
The band released 2 Albums in 2019, which brings the total to 3. As well as numerous awards won through the California State Old Time Fiddlers Association they recently received the honor of First place in a local, “Country Music Talent Search”! They have been performing since 2015, at numerous festivals, camps, churches, schools, rodeos, libraries, the World Ag Expo, historical and folklore society concerts, many private events, and on live radio as well as with the team of the KMPH Fox 26 Morning Show, based in Fresno and more. Recently Central Californians heard them during the Fresno premiere of the Ken Burns’ PBS Documentary film “Country Music”. They impressed a full theater and producer Ken Burns himself said, “We will be seeing them at The Grand Ole Opry soon.”
“Their repertoire is broad, their technical skills are impressive and their stage manner is polished and delightful. If you have seen them before, you’ll be excited to witness their musical growth. If it’s your first time, don’t pass it up!” says, Evo Bluestein Musician/Teacher
If you would like to reach out to us we would love to hear from you. We love music and we are grateful for the opportunity to perform. You can reach us at our Contact Us page.
“Hailey is courageous and strong. She is the most athletic, and loves her animals, the outdoors, and making her sisters laugh. She plays guitar.”
“Jillian is the youngest, and the tallest! She is a born leader, and a natural communicator. She is smart, witty, and charming. She plays mandolin, bass, and banjo.”
“Morgan enjoys her cats, writing, playing the piano, and the simple things in life. She plays bass, mandolin, and ukulele.”
“Savannah spends most of her time playing or listening to music, but she also loves to bake, and is excited to start driving! She plays fiddle and mandolin.”
“Twelve-year -old twins, Savannah and Morgan, and 91⁄2-year-old twins, Hailey and Jillian have proved to be musical prodigies. They were poised and professional as they performed two sets for a capacity, appreciative audience. They made singing and playing multiple instruments look fun and easy. These girls love music. Savannah says that music is her “refuge”. Morgan says that “music is half of her heart, at least”. Hailey says that what she loves most about being in the band is “spending quality time, making memories with her sisters.” Jillian says that “music is the best way for her to communicate joy.” They also love their teacher, Evo Bluestein. The GillyGirls have only been playing stringed instruments since May 2014 and bass and fiddle for six months. What will the next year bring?