Theresa Andersson (born 1972, Gotland, Sweden) is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who currently resides in New Orleans.
Theresa came to New Orleans in 1990 to play violin with fellow singer-songwriter and Swede, Anders Osborne. Nine years later, she left the band.
Since then, Andersson has performed and recorded with several well known New Orleans Musicians, including Allen Toussaint, The Neville Brothers, The Meters and Betty Harris.
In 2007, she accepted an invitation to participate in Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino, where she performed "When The Saints Go Marching In" with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Andersson has performed Late Night With Conan O'Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and has been a performer at the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans.
So we have our Scandinavian beauty with the vocal and intrumental talents we associate with that area of the world, setting up in the music capital of America.
And what music she makes.
Sunday afternoon, kick back and enjoy.
Street Parade Official Music Video for Theresa Andersson's "Street Parade."
A woman receives a mysterious invitation to an enchanted music box.
Shot on location in the upper 9th ward/Bywater Neighborhood and at Dithyrambalina, New Orleans LA.
Birds Fly Away Theresa Andersson is a one woman band from New Orleans and she returns to Morning Becomes Eclectic with songs from her new release Street Parade.
Watch / Listen to the full session here:
Injuns Theresa Andersson performing "Injuns" from the album Street Parade on April 27th, 2012, at Café Istanbul in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Filmed by R. Wilson Hébert of rwilsonhebert
Let's take a trip in the wayback machine for an amazing performance.
Oh Mary On Sunday, February 28, 2010, Theresa performed live at the Le Petit Theatre, with very some very special guests, including the legendary musician, composer and producer Allen Toussaint.
The performance was recorded for Theresa's DVD, "Theresa Andersson: Live at Le Petit", and features Theresa's breath-taking "one-woman band" (wink!) performing an extended set of old and new music, including some exclusive material never before released.
Some more one woman band awesomeness
Na Na Na
So how about a look behind the scenes?
Filming of Street Parade Behind the scenes look at the effort behind Theresa Andersson's fantastic mini crew in the Krewe of Muses parade 2012, and the video for her song Hold On To Me.
Buy her new CD, Street Parade on Basin Street Records wherever fine music is sold.
For more on Theresa, visit TheresaAndersson.com and BasinStreetRecords.com
Check out this really cool photo by Ray Devlin.