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The Music and Magic of Theresa Andersson – a new album, video, and tour

Theresa Andersson (9:45pm) with Megan Reilly (8pm)
Sunday, June 17 at T.T. the Bear’s Place
7:30pm doors | 18+ | $12 – ::: purchase tickets :::

I was first mesmerized by Theresa Andersson’s vocal prowess and dexterous musicianship in December 2009. Besides being an amazing live performer with her ‘one woman band,’ she also has a stunning voice, is an accomplished musician on several different instruments, and is a wonderful storyteller. Theresa now has a new album out, Street Parade (on Basin Street Records), which pays loving tribute to her ‘adopted hometown’ of New Orleans (she’s originally from Sweden).

She’s just released a beautifully haunting new video for the title track that was filmed on location in the upper 9th ward/Bywater neighborhood and at Dithyrambalina in New Orleans.

East Coast Shows
(see official site for complete schedule)
6/14: Brookyn, NY @ The Bell House (w/ Lucius)
6/15: Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel (w/ Lucius)
6/16: Washington, DC @ The Hamilton (w/ Lucius)
6/17: Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bear’s

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Band Round-Up, Part Two – December 30, 2009

some amazing ladies - Theresa Andersson, Erin McKeown, Alicia Jo Rabins, Nomi Ruiz of Jessica 6, and Shilpa Ray.

some amazing ladies - Theresa Andersson, Erin McKeown, Alicia Jo Rabins, Nomi Ruiz of Jessica 6, and Shilpa Ray.

Part two of three in my band round-up to clear the decks before 2010. I’ll start with a truly astonishing “one-woman-band”, Theresa Andersson, who completely blew me away when I saw a performance she did for Morning Becomes Eclectic. There’s also singer-songwriter Erin McKeown, and Girls in Trouble (a.k.a. Alicia Jo Rabins) whose two years living in Jerusalem inspired her self-titled debut album. From the psychedelic and dreamy Farewell Republic to the bluesy garage punk of the Willowz, and the pop punk/electro of Jessica 6, centering around Nomi Ruiz’s haunting vocals. Oh, and Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers. You just know you’re in for something good with a name like that.

I’m also featuring Sake Of The, a very cool site where musicians sell their own hand-crafted merchandise to raise money for recording projects. It’s an awesome time to be an indie musician right now, with so many DIY opportunities and a wide-open playing field – it’s a great time to be a fan as well!

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