Theresa Andersson singer/ songwriter/ violinist has come a long way from a small farm in Sweden to the siren of rock she is today.
Shine. Connected, Lie To Me, I’m On My Way, Shine, It’s Gonna Be Okay, Good Girl, Don’t Disturb, False Alarm, Make It Pop, Break Up, What You Give, Lorraine’s Song
Personnel: Theresa Andersson: vocals, violin, tambourine, Rhodes keyboard; Lupe Valdiviez: drums; Adam Nitti: bass; Glenn LeBlanc: electric guitar; Shane Theriot: classical and electric guitars; Mark Paradis: cello; Annie Clements: background vocals; Neal Cappellino: drum programming; Willie Green: drums; Harry Hardin: violin; Jon Cleary: keyboards; Anders Osborne: slide guitar; Lloyd Lambert: bass; Sonny Landreth: dobro, electric guitar; Garyson Capps: harmony vocals
Shine (www.theresaandesson.com) was released by Basin Street Records. Musically, if you are looking for a new sound with energy that fuses bluegrass and rock, interjects youth-style violin jams with a style that is sassy and sexy, then Shine is for you.
Theresa is a fixture on the New Orleans music scene, but with this release and her schedule of live venues, she will become known around the world. I had the opportunity to meet Theresa in New Orleans during the Tales of the Cocktail event in August 2005.
Though she grew up on a small farm, her mother was an accomplished musician and music teacher who inspired Theresa. Her first instrument choice was the flute, but due to an excess number of students selecting the instrument, she was steered to the violin, and has become a six-time winner of Offbeat’s Best of the Beat for violin.
Shine contains Theresa’s riveting violin playing and her exciting voice. However, the music is not the only shining star on Shine. Lyrically, Shine is a release that you should read the lyrics as you listen to each song. The lyrics drive the sound as much as Theresa’s vocals and violin. You hear a person who is in charge of her life, and her music, and you sense that this is an exciting time in her life.
“Connected” is the first track on Shine and embodies Theresa as she strives to connect with her audience, which she does. “Connected” lyrics such as “I was born to sing,” and “let the music take you,” introduces you to Theresa Andersson - her sound and her energy.
I especially like the track, “Good Girl”, with the lyrics “Sometimes once in a while, sometimes I’m a good girl…, Sometimes once in a while I am not such a good girl,” which shows the lighthearted side of Theresa. The cut, “It’s Gonna Be Ok” is a song about the strength you draw from within yourself.
Theresa’s lyrics open a window into who “Theresa Andersson” is, how she lives her life, and where she gets her energy and focus, while her violin and singing display her passion and style for music and performing.
Theresa Andersson is a singer/songwriter/violinist who is sassy, sexy, Swedish and talented; what a combination, what a release.
If you like this talent from Sweden, please read other articles on Swedish music in Music Scene - Swedish Artists, and on Sweden in Hotels & Resorts, Destinations, Chefs’ Recipes, Restaurants, and Liquor Cabinet sections.
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