Theresa Andersson

Street Parade, reflects a dreamy Nordic pop sensibility firmly rooted and influenced by the warm gospel and soul sounds that drew the artist to New Orleans in the first place. The title track, “Street Parade,” opens the record with resounding vocals rising over a regimental drum-line, testifying to the
catharsis and impermanence of the carnival. The focus then draws back cinematically into the rush of the parade as the piano fades on “Injuns,” and Theresa’s voice bounds over a heart-quickening percussion of handclaps, drumsticks and thrumming base. Theresa’s voice plays from a tongue-in-cheek 60s standard to a subtle snarl on the nocturnal brass breakdown of “Fiya’s Gone.” “What Comes Next” opens with a bright horn melody and mighty drum cadence leading into a powerful chorus on which Theresa is joined by Peter Moren of Peter Bjorn and John.

Andersson became an internet phenomenon in 2008, when Youtube featured a home-made video of her performing a song in her kitchen. The song, “Na Na Na,” from her album Hummingbird, Go!, logged 750,000 views in three days, and has gone on to accumulate nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube.Check out a live performance clip of Andersson performing “Oh Mary” at Le Petit Theater and be sure to catch her live on tour!

3/8: New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub (7:30PM)
4/14: Mobile, AL @ Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
4/15: New Orleans, LA @ Woldenberg Park
(French Quarter Festival – Abita Stag, (2:15-3:45)
4/18: New Orleans, LA @ Lafayette Square (Free Show)
5/4: New Orleans, LA @ JAZZ FEST
5/30: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
5/31: Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
6/2: Portland, OR @ The Mission Theater
6/4: San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
6/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour

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