Sometymes Why is a trio of female singers and multi-instrumentalists who are each identified with three separate bands. All three of which are widely associated with the post-2000s revival of string music, and all three have made separate appearances on Mountain Stage.
Kristin Andreassen of Uncle Earl, Ruth Ungar Merenda of The Mammals and Aoife O'Donovan of Crooked Still have released one record as a trio with a new one on the way in February. However the sound ain't exactly string-band fare. As it states on the Signature Sound press release the sound owes a lot more to Feist, Joni Mitchell and Bessie Smith than it does to Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys.
Need more proof? Check out THIS VIDEO of the group at the Living Room, doing the sweet "Crayola" as an intro to "Too Repressed," a song that is quite risqué, no matter what kind of music you like. Let this be your explicit lyrics warning (put on your headphones).
Here's something a little more tame, but clever and distinctly feminine at the same time: the apprehensive bride's tale, "Cold Feet Blues."
Read a bit more at their Official Website and head over to their MySpace for some more music.
The trio will join us on February 22 along with the Drive By Truckers, Spring Standards and The Belleville Outfit.
Click HERE for tickets, call 1-800-594-TIXX(8499), or if you're in Charleston, head down to Taylor Books on Capitol Street.