Theresa Andersson Album/Tour

Theresa Andersson Hummingbird, Go! out September 2
Summer Tour Dates & "Na Na Na" Video on YouTube Shoots To Over 600,000 Views In Days

"'60s-soaked sophisti-pop..." -MTV Buzzworthy

Theresa Andersson
Melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre; these are the traditional building blocks of pop music. Though you will find them in abundance on the new album by Swedish born, NOLA transplant Theresa Andersson, Hummingbird, Go! hardly sounds like conventional pop. Hummingbird, Go! was produced by Swedish singer-songwriter/producer Tobias Froberg (Peter Moren's upcoming solo album) and mixed by Linus Larsson (Peter, Bjorn and John, Mercury Rev).

A homepage feature ran on YouTube, in conjunction with Andersson's June tour dates, for the homemade video for "Na Na Na" (watch below) of Andersson performing all of the instruments the way they were meant to be heard – in her kitchen! "The kitchen sounds amazing, it has wonderful, natural reverb," Andersson explains. "Even the room itself is audible." Reaching over 600,000 views in a matter of days, the "Na Na Na" YouTube video created a major underground buzz which garnered a packed house at her barely announced NYC shows.

Fans have another chance to be dazzled by Theresa Andersson's live show this summer. After wrapping up a tour in Sweden, she will return this August for an extensive U.S. tour. With her toes turning knobs, as her hands strum guitar or bow a violin, and she sings with a charismatic smile that belies her intense concentration, Theresa Andersson's performances are little masterpieces of functional choreography.

Theresa Andersson plays every instrument on the album with the exception of "Now I Know" which is a duet with legendary New Orleans producer and composer Allen Toussaint (The Meters, Dr. John, The Band, Elvis Costello) and "Innan Du Går," a duet with Norwegian singer Ane Brun. With the help of a loop pedal, Theresa took elements from her life and surroundings - her Swedish upbringing, New Orleans home, the locusts in her garden, the soda pop bottles in her kitchen - to create the uniquely beautiful tracks on Hummingbird, Go!.

Theresa Andersson - 'Na Na Na'

U.S. Tour Dates
08/12: New York, NY @ Living Room
08/13: New York, NY @ Living Room
08/14: Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
08/16: Davis, WV @ Purple Fiddle Fest, Canaan Valley State Park
08/20: Haddon Heights, NJ @ Haddon Heights Sundown Music
08/21: New York, NY @ Sullivan Hall
08/22: Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
08/23: Washington, DC @ DC9
08/31 Mobile, AL @ Callaghan's
09/05: New Orleans, LA @ The Republic
09/09 Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre (opening for Squeeze)
09/15: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
09/16: Seattle, WA @ Showbox
09/25: Baltimore, MD @ 8 x 10
09/26: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
09/27: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/04: Gretna, LA @ Gretna Heritage Festival
10/24: Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club & Cafe
10/25: Norfolk, VA @ Attucks Theatre
11/01: Chicago, IL @ Schubas

[Published on: 7/23/08]

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tourfan starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/23/2008 10:47AM
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Looks like TA is pulling a KW ... I have her previous CD, Shine, and have seen her live, and spoken in person with her. Though I haven't been there to see it, word is that she has stolen the stage at JazzFest year after year. She is a talented musician, a glorius singer and warm and kind person. It doesn't hurt that she;s HOT, Hot, Hot .... Go see her if you can. I will certainly TRY to catch one of those NYC dates.

adamjfreed Wed 7/23/2008 11:03AM
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i listened to that song... i wouldn't recommend it

Danielthemaniel starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/23/2008 11:46AM
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I wasn't at jazz fest but I was at her show in New York. It was amazing! I think people were shocked by how sick it is. She played the entire show as a one woman show and all i can say is what she is doing with a loop pedal is unbelievable! She has taken some tips from Keller Williams and Andrew Bird and added a lot of swedish strangeness.

Conjugal Burning starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/23/2008 01:51PM
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Conjugal Burning

that was pretty sick

SmashySmashy starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/23/2008 04:16PM
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I just got Andrew Bird tickets for portsmouth, nh. I can't wait to check this chica out.

mgizmo starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/23/2008 06:12PM
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That was really cool. As far as the Keller comparison goes, I must say she is superior because so far she resisted the urge to beatbox, play nose trumpet, or whistle Andy Griffith in the middle of the song.