More for New Orleans to Celebrate
Friday, February 12, 2010 - 08:38 AM
New Orleans is in the midst of a week-long party. Between last weekend's Super Bowl win for the Saints and next week's Mardi Gras festivities, the city has a lot to celebrate. But revelers, make sure to save some energy for a live performance by local singer Theresa Andersson, at Le Petit Theatre on February 28.
Andersson stopped by Studio 360 a while back and told Kurt Andersen about her journey to the Crescent City. Born in rural Sweden, Andersson moved to New Orleans when she was 18 and considers it her American home. It was there that she developed the skills to produce the sound of a full live band (complete with drums, guitar, and violin) all on her own, by using electronic looping pedals.
Check out her performance here.
Andersson told Kurt that the audience always becomes a part of her performance, because anything people happen to shout out is recorded and looped in with the music. She said she erases those recordings at the end of each show – but fortunately, we've managed to hang on to her performance.
- Michael Guerriero