After her successful residencies at LA’s Hotel Cafe and SF’s Hotel Utah in January, Theresa Andersson returns to Cali and more. If you missed her, here’s another chance to find out why the Los Angeles Times heralded her as an “Artist to Watch in 2009” . Theresa has been garnering quite an audience thanks to her jaw-dropping live performance (captured wonderfully here on Shockhound) – don’t miss this chance to see her up close and personal!
Theresa Andersson West Coast Tour Dates:
May 11- Live on KCRW
May 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at the Coronet, 9:30 PM
May 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall, TBA
May 16 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios, 7:45 PM
May 18 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern, 10 PM
May 24 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress, 8:40 PM
May 27 – Dallas, TX @ AllGood Cafe, 8 PM
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 (see press quotes below), 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.
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“Swedish vocalist blends chockablock rhythms, fairy tale instrumentation and dreamlike melodies for music that recalls a spacier, sultrier Feist.”
– Rolling Stone
“There’s an undeniable earthiness and primal power on Hummingbird, Go!… From the very start, you sense you’re in the presence of something special…”
– MTV Buzzworthy
“… [an] unconventional, focused and utterly charming disc…”
“Swedish transplant delights as a dexterous one-woman band.”
“ Swedish pop is very much of the moment, and Andersson’s particular hybrid is our favorite… the album is as intimate and arresting as any we’ve heard this year.”