The Awful Purdies (#102)
Formed in the summer of 2006 Awful Purdies is a 4 piece all female band featuring Katie Roche on accordion, whistles and percussion, Nicole Upchurch on banjo, Katie Burnes on cello and Sarah Cram on guitar and percussion.
This all-female quintet is an eclectic collection of musicians who banded together out of the shared experiences of creating music across genres and being female in a male-dominated industry. All singers and multi-instrumentalists, they purdify every original and borrowed song they meet. [27 minutes]
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Series Description: Iowa Public Radio's "Java Blend" with Ben Kieffer serves up fresh-brewed performances and conversation with musicians from around the state and around the country. Recorded before a live audience at The Java House in downtown Iowa City, the shows offer an eclectic mix of live tunes from the vibrant independent music scene. Ben Kieffer infuses the performances with lively chats to find out about the artists' music and lives.
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