Alison Porter of Dirty Dishes – Mariposa Talks Interview
In this interview, Alison Porter of Dirty Dishes dishes the dirt on how the band got its name, how they work out their wonderful harmonies and why they love country and bluegrass music. She also reveals a surprising secret about some musical moonlighting by one member of this highly talented trio.
Here’s some live performance videos of Dirty Dishes for your enjoyment:
My Sweet Patootie – Two Parts Exemplary Musicianship, One Part Vaudeville Comedy
This contemporary folk duo from Los Angeles sports a fresh sound with beautifully harmonized vocals, Acoustic roots group, My Sweet Patootie, brings twining vocal harmonies, monstrous finger style guitar, fiddle, percussion and abundant charisma together in one perfect package.
Complete with tall tales and corny jokes, they deliver a modern-day show that has been described as “two parts exemplary musicianship, one part vaudeville comedy”.
Their upbeat show is a carnival ride with good-time finger-snapping tunes and carefully placed heartfelt ballads.
Their vintage-style song writing is rooted in folk and Americana.
Throw in a penchant for light-hearted satire and a love of old-time artists, and you get a sound they liken to “Green Acres for the New Millennium”.
Ennis: Flawless Harmonies and Engaging Performances
Newfoundland has always always been known as a rich source of folk music, and that definitely holds true with this dynamic duo from ‘The Rock’.
There`s also something special that happens when family members sing together. Ennis, two sisters from St. John’s, prove this with each performance of their flawless harmonies laid over music that is true to their Newfoundland musical roots.
They draw on traditional maritime influences but also infuse contemporary elements into their music with a passion that comes out in each note.
Ennis, and their earlier incarnation, The Ennis Sisters, has received a lot of acclaim including a Juno award, SOCAN award, and multiple ECMA and Music NL awards.
From Canada to the Middle East, Scandinavia, UK, and throughout the United States, Ennis has gained a well-earned reputation for their engaging live performances.
Come see them perform live at Mariposa Folk Festival 2014.