One woman band
continues to wow the masses, is en route to SXSW.
By Fred Mills
BLURT fave Theresa
Andersson hits the road this weekend for yet another extended trek in support
of her frankly awesome 2008 album Hummingbird,
Go! This comes on the heels of her viral YouTube run, a glowing review in
BLURT followed by a best-of-2008 nod by BLURT, a well-received appearance on
the Conan O’Brien show and some major coverage in the Los Angeles Times (here and here).
Trust us on this one
– ya gotta see this lady do her one-woman show employing loops, pedals, guitar,
percussion and violin. The gig BLURT caught last fall was one of the year’s
highlights, no lie.
AL The Bottletree
3/04 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
VA Attucks Theatre
VA Jammin’ Java
PA Tin Angel
PA The Abbey Bar
The Pike Room at The Crofoot
Louis, MO Blueberry Hill
TX SXSW @ Emo’s Annex
Check the hype (all true):
Raised in Sweden but based in New Orleans for over a decade, Theresa mines
her sonic roots of both homes on her gorgeous album Hummingbird, Go! (Basin Street
Records), an intriguing blend of breezy, 60s-era pop combined with soul, gospel
and Motown that features guest appearances by fellow Scandanavian Ane Brun and legendary New Orleans
producer and composer Allen Toussaint.
Released to critical
acclaim this past September, Hummingbird, Go! has sparked interest among music programmers,
the media and other tastemakers around the country. Her single, “Birds Fly Away”, has been a KCRW “Top Tune”, and featured as an NPR’s “Song of the Day” Theresa also just shot a music
video for “Birds Fly Away,” which should be ready shortly.
Oh, and about that YouTube video for “Na Na Na”: