My Sweet Patootie
“Quality musicianship, great songs and high entertainment. Their friendly personality and stagecraft shone through. The audience, most of whom had not been ‘Patootied’ before, left with smiles on their faces and with words such as ‘excellent’, ‘brilliant’, ‘superb’ and when are they coming back on their lips” – Steve Beeson, Owen Street Arts Centre, Atherstone.
My Sweet Patootie combine contemporary roots and sassy modern vaudeville. Their vintage song writing is rooted in folk and Americana, influenced by the likes of Chet Atkins and Les Paul.
Founded in 2007 by Canadian Folk Music Award winners Terry Young and Sandra Swannell, and augmented in the UK by a drummer, they bring together busy guitar, sizzling fiddle and percussion.
Terry’s finger picking style is described as ‘virtuosic’ by BBC critic James Harrox and draw dropping by Fatea Magazine. From 1999 to 2009 he played in Tanglefoot, playing guitar, mandolin and banjo. He is a classically trained singer and holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Ontario.
Sandra is a classically trained violinist, but her style owes much more to Stephan Grapelli. She played in Tanglefoot for four years and has taught violin to schools and orchestras. Sandra adds ‘sass’ to MSP with her seductive vocals.
The band’s name ‘My Sweet Patootie’ is a slang term of endearment, popular in the 1920’s, meaning ‘a hot dame’ or ‘sassy sweetheart,. Terry and Sandra could not have picked a better name, which was chosen to capture the vintage flavour of their music as well as the satirical edge to their song writing.
My Sweet Patootie put on a show that will make you smile, applaud and appreciate. Don’t miss them.
Advance Tickets for the concert are priced at £12 and can be obtained from the One Stop store in the town, from Brian on 01652 649230 or from www.wegottickets.com.