MP3 My Sweet Patootie - Nowheresville
Original free-range acoustic swing that''s more fun than drinking martinis at a tractor pull.
14 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Jazzy folk, COUNTRY: Western Swing
With humour-driven lyrics, swinging acoustic string virtuosity and hot vocal harmonies, this duo is tighter than last year''s swimsuit! Terry Young’s acoustic finger-style guitar and Sandra Swannell’s swing fiddle are ripping up the pea-patch whenever they aren’t on the road with Canadian Folk Music Award winning roots group Tanglefoot.
Their sassy musical concoction is an old-fashioned shotgun wedding of cool uptown swing and rural Ontario grit. With precision, personality and a lot of love for the musical characters they create, My Sweet Patootie will take you down the winding back roads of a time when songs had both charm and sophistication.
My Sweet Patootie takes a quirky, light-hearted approach to their all original song-writing as a vehicle to explore life in rural and small town Ontario. They tackle everything from the environment, urban pressures, and poverty all the way down to singing dogs and how to get rid of someone you don’t like.
Sandra Swannell and Terry Young met in 2006 as members of the Canadian folk-roots phenomenon Tanglefoot (Borealis) and discovered a mutual but unrequited love of swingin’ acoustic roots music. Out of that shared interest My Sweet Patootie grew with great musical chemistry and a complete set of complimentary musical skills.
Terry Young is a dynamic performer who makes a connection with his audience through humorous story telling and an aggressive, creative approach to finger-style guitar. His sound and song-writing have been a central feature of Tanglefoot performances and recordings since 1999. Terry also released his first solo CD, Letting Go of the Weight of the World, in April 2005.
From recording with the legendary Stompin’ Tom Connors, to writing a suite of musical sketches for string orchestra, to her high-octane performances with Tanglefoot, Sandra Swannell has been living a diverse musical life. She was the principal violist of the Georgian Bay Symphony as well as a member of its professional string quartet until 2004. She has shared the stage with the likes of Rick Emmitt, Steve Fox, Steve Dickinson, Wendell Ferguson and Billy Jonas. For years her song-writing, fiery fiddle style and dynamic stage performances were showcased in the contemporary Celtic folk-rock band, The Shards.
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