My Sweet Patootie takes stage at JustGoods Nov. 20
From press release
Charlotte’s Web for the Performing Arts presents My Sweet Patootie at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, at JustGoods Listening Room, 201 Seventh St., Rockford. This duo is described as “more fun than drinking margaritas at a tractor pull!” They are the “Li’l Big Band” that’s busy ripping up the pea patch with their very own strain of hayseed jazz.
Armed with fiddle, finger-picked guitar and two voices, My Sweet Patootie is a shotgun wedding of cool uptown swing and rural Ontario grit. Based in Mount Forest, Ontario, Terry Young (guitar and vocals) and Sandra Swannell (fiddle and vocals) met as soloists touring and recording with Canadian Folk Music Award-winning veteran roots group Tanglefoot. They soon discovered a mutual love of big bands and swinging country blues. Thousands of miles and many shows later, when Tanglefoot made the decision to trade in a life of touring for shuffleboard and wearing pants up to their armpits, Terry and Sandra changed into their zoot suit and party dress to re-emerge as My Sweet Patootie. They had one goal: to produce fun music with killer technique. While their new sound is a complete departure from Tanglefoot, Terry and Sandra deliver a stage show packed with the same amount of energy, charm, wit and humor.
The Web’s Lani Richardson said: “Though March of 2005 was just the beginning of our love affair with the energetic and harmonious Tanglefoot, it was the winter of the band’s life. We witnessed with regret their farewell concert at the Mendelssohn PAC in April of 2009. Well, lucky for us, Terry Young and Sandra Swannell have taken this Canadian music tradition and turned up the humor, added some folklore and voila—Canadian vaudeville is born, Tanglefoot style!”
The media love them. Paul Edwards of Shining Friends Root Music, England, said, “Musical mayhem expertly played and executed by two outstanding musicians… good humoured and quirky songs.”
“Good stuff? You bet your…well, you know.”—Chris Kocher, Dirty Linen magazine
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State, (815) 963-6765; both Postal Shoppe locations, in the Edgebrook Center, (815) 397-7301 and 2205 S. Perryville, (815) 484-0940; and JustGoods, 201 Seventh St., (815) 965-8903. New outlet: Nikki’s Café, 604 Pleasant St., Beloit, Wis. (608) 207-3101; or by mail: send a check and SASE to 306 Theodore St., Loves Park, IL 61111. Indicate artist or performance date on check. Credit card payment accepted only at www.charlotteswebofrockford.org via PayPal. There is a $1 per ticket processing fee included. Print your receipt and present it at the door.
For more information, call (815) 964-2238 or visit charlotteswebofrockford.org.
From the Nov. 17-23, 2010 issue
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