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2009 artist to watch: Theresa Andersson

December 26, 2008 |  1:19 pm

Pop & Hiss offers a look at some of the artists we expect to make noise in 2009.

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Artist: Theresa Andersson

Why her: This exuberant singer-songwriter embodies several trends at once. She’s Swedish — though she lives in New Orleans— and her singing has that warm but clean Scandinavian quality. She plays multiple instruments, à la fellow one-woman bands Kaki King and Emily Wells. Her songs are heartfelt and dusky little fables representing a strong feminine viewpoint — and yes, they’ve been featured on “Grey’s Anatomy.” But Andersson is more than the sum of her parts. Her quirkiness and fearless eye for detail stand out.

What's next: Check her out at a Hotel Café residency this month or pick up her album “Hummingbird, Go!,” which features guest appearances by fellow Scandinavian Ane Brun and New Orleans producer and composer Allen Toussaint.

-- Ann Powers

Photo courtesy Basin Street Records

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