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According to her website, she is a "band in a body!" who plays "jazz, jump jive, Latin grooves, swing, international folk, funk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons!"
Most recent release, Rotary Phone (2011)
Comparisons range widely and include Susan Werner, Jill Sobule, The Be Good Tanyas, and Nellie McKay
She mostly performs her own original songs, though I have seen her do some lively jazz/swing standards in live performance too. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The woman is an absolute RIOT, not to mention a genius.
Comments about live performance:
Here's a name to put on the radar, if it's not already: Zoë Lewis.
Recommended first album:
1998—Dog Called Dog Productions
On "Sheep" (the title track) and her signature song, "Pies for the Public" there are shouts, but since the audience is supposed to join in at those points during her shows, it makes sense. (Sort of like listening to Erin McKeown's "La Petit Mort" on Distillation in the car, and shouting "OH ESTELLE!!!" at the proper moments throughout. :) The other songs are much more low-key in that department. I'd say if you like the quirkiness of Fishbone, Wishbone, Funnybone, you'd probably like Sheep as well. (email@example.com)
2001—Dog Called Dog Productions
finally heard one of her albums and have totally fallen in love with Fishbone/Wishbone/Funnybone—haven't got the new one yet, but looking forward to it (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Zoëe Lewis's musical, Snail Road was produced in 2011.
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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