Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Singer, multi-instrumentalist Theresa Andersson @ Fairfield Studios, Shreveport, on Sat, June 1, 7 pm

Theresa Andersson is one of the most musical beings we will ever meet.

Inside her appealing head are the rhythms of Sweden, her home, New Orleans, her adopted home, and maybe even Shreveport, her Ratchet Home.

Thus she frequently begins a song with drum beats. She instantaneously records the percussion patterns so that she can add melody atop the beat.

Andersson's melodic tools are many: violin, guitar, record samples, fingers, and above all, voice. She can sing Euro style or she can dig in and wail, Louisiana-style. She records her own harmonies as needed (the technique is called looping).

She draws her compositions from cosmic sources: Mahalia Jackson, Bobbie Gentry, Satchmo, her washing machine.

Andersson's tunes are uplifting and danceable; they are simultaneously simple and complex. As a global performer - frequently touring Europe - she is accessible, warm and understanding.

Her show at Fairfield Studios is highly recommended.

Sat, June 1, 7 pm
1510 Fairfield Ave
$20 (cash only, please)
shreveporthouseconcerts.org, reservations@fairfieldstudios.com
318 933-2514 (Please leave a message).

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