Off The Record: The Ladybirds
Our Guests this week are members of the Louisville band The Ladybirds. The group originally started as a project between vocalist SARAH SWAIN and bassist-songwriter JAXON LEE SWAIN in 2004. As their bio states:
While drawing die-hard inspiration from classic Rock & Roll music of the 1950s and 60s, the ‘Birds songs are injected with doses of classic Punk Rock, Soul, Garage, Americana and Girl Group sounds, crafting an adventurous repertoire that has shown itself to be truly unique. Since cutting and self-releasing their first collection of songs, "WHISKEY& WINE" (sporting 10 tracks recorded in mono), in 2007, THE LADYBIRDS are now a quintet featuring Hammond organ slayer ANTHONY FOSSALUZZA and drummer/percussionist BRETT HOLSCLAW. Recently signed to Departure Records, THE LADYBIRDS are in the process of writing songs for a new album to be released in summer, 2010!
The Band will be opening up for the group Those Darlins at the Zanzabar on March 6th. Here are the band's five picks:
- The Flamin' Groovies: Second Cousin
- The Sharades: Dumb Head
- The Slits: I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Mott The Hoople: Do You Remember The Saturday Gigs?
- Ike & Tina Turner: River Deep - Mountian High