Fri February 15, 2013
The Awful Purdies on Java Blend December 22, 2012
The Awful Purdies are an eclectic quintet of female multi-instrumentalists who take turns stepping up as song writer and lead singer. The ensemble purdify's each song they meet, letting the song lead the way. One song might require channeling the Andrew's Sisters, while another song might reach out to a rock-a-billy or Motown sensibility. With "The Katie's" (Katie Burnes on cello and Katie Roche on accordion) laying down each songs base, their songs sound full and orchestrated, while Nicole Upchurch's banjo, Marcy Rosenbaum's mandolin and Sarah Cram's guitar skillfully root the Awful Purdies fully in the modern folk genre.