During Blissfest I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Baskery, a ridiculously badass trio of sisters from Stockholm, Sweden. Consisting of Sunniva on guitar, Stella on upright bass, and Greta on banjo and snare and bass drum played with her feet. These sisters rock out hard and sing glorious three part harmony throughout. I was lucky enough to hang out with them for a little bit and I got Stella and Sunniva to play Suzy. It was a great day. And now without further ado, the most beautiful bassist and guitarist from Stockholm, Stella and Sunniva!
We had a day off after playing Blissfest so we ended up chilling at a Polish camp. Excellent people. We shared some music and they shared a lot of vodka. Good times all around. Now without further ado, the most beautiful Polish waitresses, hostess, and cooks in Harbor Springs, Michigan, Asia, Vela, Malwina, Daniella, and Ada!
P.S. Gig tonight at Barley’s Taphouse and Pizzeria in Knoxville, Tennessee. Show starts at 10.
Carol Jantsch: Supreme Tuba Goddess of the Philadelphia Orchestra
Not only is Carol Jantsch the first woman to win a principal tuba position in a major American Symphony, she is such a badass she did this before she could legally have a drink. Jantsch won the principal tuba position before she even finished her senior year at the University of Michigan. A true musical genius and an unbelievably hard worker, Carol Jantsch is a total badass.
P.S. Gig tonight at Tony’s Studio B in Lakeland, Florida. Show starts at 8.
After his stint in the Army band during World War I, Tarto broke into the New York music scene and quickly became the go to man for the low end. He recorded, composed and arranged for jazz greats like Bix Beiderbecke and Fletcher Henderson and he was a member of the CBS and NBC studio orchestras. On top of all of that, he recorded the background music for Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons. A true badass.
P.S. Gig tonight at Scruffy City Hall in Knoxville, Tennessee. Show starts at 10.