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woensdag 4 maart 2009

Theresa Andersson One Woman Band

Originally from Sweden, Theresa Andersson came to New Orleans in 1990 to play violin with singer-songwriter and fellow Swede, Anders Osborne. Nine years later, she left the band. Since then, Theresa has performed and recorded with several legendary New Orleans Musicians, including Allen Toussaint, The Neville Brothers, The Meters and Betty Harris. Clearly influenced by her musical peers, Theresa cites the New Orleans rhythmic sensibility as being a critical part of her sound. On February 4, 2009, Theresa performed on Late Night With Conan O'Brien.

Inspired by a one-man-puppet-show (Blair Thomas, Chicago), in which the puppeteer played multiple characters and the drums, Theresa overcame the financial impracticality of touring Europe with a band by learning to play with a loop pedal. She began by looping just her violin,voice, and guitar .

Oh Mary

But, wanting to create a richer sound live, Theresa began thinking about adding another loop pedal and more instruments. As a result, Theresa currently travels with two loop pedals, which she uses simultaneously, along with her record player, drums, dulcimer, guitar, and violin.


"Theresa Andersson is gifted with a beautiful, utterly moving voice"

Birds Fly Away

"Swedish vocalist blends chockablock rhythms, fairy tale instrumentation and dreamlike melodies for music that recalls a spacier, sultrier Feist."

Find the cost of Freedom

"Swedish transplant delights as a dextrous one woman band"


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