...like a hurricane...
July 6, 2010 8:31 PM Subscribe
Drugs seeped into the band, and were accompanied by an entourage of lowlifes stuck in a dizzying cycle of despair. Theresa was uninterested in the drug world yet she was too afraid to challenge her situation in her role as backup singer and dependent partner of Osborne.
After nine turbulent years, the tension came to a head. Theresa had finally decided to confront Osborne about the drugs during a show at the famed Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. The conversation predictably turned confrontational and with the usual crowd of partygoers surrounding the backstage area, Theresa snapped. She flung her violin through the window of the club. Glass shattered all over the ground and her violin lay broken beyond repair. It was over.
Such is the life, death and the rebirth of accomplished violinist and singer,Theresa Andersson's
She came to the USA from Sweden along with her boyfriend Anders Osbourne, a guitar player. Slowly but surely, their relationship fell apart and she found she needed to find her own voice. Beginning with some experimentation with assorted loop pedals and a YouTube video of her showing her act
(in her kitchen) and an NPR feature on her and Anders
, life has been good for Theresa Andersson.
The release of her CD, "Hummingbird Go!"
as well as recent concert DVD shot in New Orleans, makes the circle complete.
Not to be missed:
"On Your Way Down"
(with Allen Toussaint)
"Birds Fly Away"
(On Conan O'Brien).
(as an aside, she does an awesome cover of "Like a Hurricane"
on the documentary "New Orleans - Music In Exile")