Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Best of 2008: Theresa Andersson
One of the best for the year is a New Orleans native by way of Sweden. Her new album is entitled Hummingbird, Go! and is easily one of the best albums of the year. Theresa has been in New Orleans since 1990 and recorded a variety of styles. On her new album she is pretty much a one woman band, playing all the instruments herself. In concert, using a laptop and loop machine she has learned to play all the parts live. This album opens with a great song "Na na na" and continues from there. Her last album she was moving more into the Americana genre, this one she jumps back into pop, but wonderful listening pop music.
She posted a clip performing the first song in her kitchen live as a one woman band on You Tube and its garnered close to one million hits. She just performed the National Anthem at the last Saints game and appeared on Conan O'Brien this week. She's fast moving up in the world and leaving New Orleans behind.
The album is put out on local label Basin Street Records so I'm not sure how easy it is to get outside New Orleans, but it is worth seeking out. There's a joy to the music that makes you want to sing along.
Instead of posting a musical clip I'm going to post the You Tube video that everyone has been watching.
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